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My Current Obsession by M S from East Sussex

I’m writing this poem,

To help me explain,

How PD medication,

Has effected my brain.


I need medication,

To keep my symptoms at bay,

But it’s making behave,

In an uncontrolled way.


I can buy many things,

I already possess,

If I try something new,

I start to obsess.


It started the day,

I read my old poem,

I’d write just one more,

But I’ve just kept on going.


There’s only one way,

I can write and can see,

All of the words ,

That keep coming to me.


I must use the words,

To tell a story that rhymes,

Use a number of verses,

That all have four lines.


I just know to write quickly,

And the words seem to flow,

How this all happens,

I’m not sure that I know.


I woke early this morning,

Pointless knowing the time,

These words were all with me.

They just needed to rhyme.


This may be the day,

I may like it or not,

That after this poem,

My brain tells me to STOP.

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The words invade us at night

With our mind that silence refreshed

And we write wanting to wake up the world

Lending it our gaze

Of multicolored filter

AVF

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Las palabras nos invaden de noche

Con nuestra mente que el silencio ha refrescado

Y escribimos queriendo despertar al mundo

Prestándole nuestra mirada

De filtro multicolo

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Dawson Stafford
Dawson Stafford
Apr 06, 2023

Love this one 💗. Short lines and concise bang on the money!

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Nigel Smith
Nigel Smith
Apr 06, 2023

Indeed! Easy to read and nailed the subject

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Stephen Kingsnorth
Stephen Kingsnorth
Apr 05, 2023

That's probably why PD poets write on the wall - it's a better obsession than most we encounter!

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