Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Passing Thought

supplied the words in blue


When one looks out at the immensity of Space
One feels vulnerable
Less than nothing.
I am inclined to think
That the Universe is a brain
And I am just a figment
Of its imagination.


Look, if there's one thing that I've learned
 It's that I am an ignoramus!
It's been an in-tray out-tray life,
Nothing brilliant or famous.
Knowledge has gone in one ear
And then in a very short time
It's flowed away out of the other.
It's been tantamount to a crime!
Consider, first, my schooldays,
Which weren't on the whole too stressful.
I pegged-away at learning things
And often I was successful.
But let us consider algebra!
I coped in a passable way,
But no-one must ask about algebra
If they meet with me today!
The same thing applies to Latin!
I managed to conjugate,
But all the Latin's oozed away,
Completely gone, of late!
Now things are getting worse, I fear!
Of course, nobody blames
Funny old ladies such as me
If they forget peoples' names!
But I try to learn the difference
Between persons A and B
I even think-up mnemonics
Hoping they'll benefit me!
'Mary's got the big ears',
'Alice has got a squint'
I aim for a mental picture
That might give me a hint.
But still the names elude me;
I forget again and again.
Look, if there's one thing that I've learned
It's that I need a brand new brain!


Elizabeth Mueller said...

Thank you for sharing! I really like the first one. I can connect with that very well right now...

Happy Halloween. :)


Can Alex save Winter from the darkness that hunts her?

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Sheilagh Lee said...

don't we all the memory fails us.

Berowne said...

Excellent, creative use of the three words...

MaryA said...

Nice job. You never fail to deliver.