Inside My Head

April 23, 2008
By Jasmine Washington, Memphis, TN

Crumbled, wide-rule pieces of paper accumulate in my head,
The paper balls signifying stories deferred,
Gathering dust around and cobwebs spun my brain.

The corners torn with furry,
Tied down by my stories carried out.

When I lay my head down to rest,
They rustle lost and abandoned in my head
With rage they were begging me to complete them.

As I think,
They push new thoughts out of my musing space
Piling them up in enormous stacks,
Creating my often writer’s block.

But within my clustered head
They always talk to me. And they often coax:

“I’m the best idea around,
And I deserve to be written!
So hurry, hurry as fast as you can!
You will write me. You are the writing woman!”

But they hardly leave my memory, for one day I will shape-shift them into form!
But I keep them around, because once I’ve written them
What will be…?


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This article has 6 comments.

Myles005 said...
on Sep. 12 2008 at 7:15 am
Dear Jasmine, You are a very gifted writer. Keep up the good work.

on Sep. 12 2008 at 2:40 am
What a great title "Inside My Head" And a great poem. Keep up the good work write on. I salute you.

TheMack said...
on Sep. 11 2008 at 12:15 am
Fantastic job. I loved it.

MsGerri said...
on Sep. 11 2008 at 12:04 am
Sounds like to me you head is on straight. Keep up the good work : )

on Sep. 9 2008 at 4:17 pm
Bravo!!!!! I'm so proud!! I'm amazed!!! Congratulations! You are a great writer!

marlenegw said...
on Sep. 9 2008 at 3:46 pm
I love "Inside My Head" by Jasmine W. It is so creative. Jasmine keep up the good work and I am sure you will be published many more times.


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