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Retrain the Brain

Updated: Jul 2, 2023

A Poem inspired by a book, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow written by Gabrielle Zevin and many book reviewers.



By Alice Carroll

Hey Mom, Have some fun today

Let go of our worries and chill away


It’s a matter of retraining our brains

Getting our minds to look through different frames.

Breathe deeply and regularly

Don’t agree to do anything, with a committee, especially.

Indulge. Let your mind go blank.

Be mindless not mindful. Don’t think of bills or go to the bank.

Retrain the brain to think nothing at all.

If your brain can’t chill give me a call.


Chorus.

A carefree day is a mental health day

Achieving that glorious feeling of euphoria.

Retrain the brain. Retrain the brain.

Amen sister play video games

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow


Play video games for hours till euphoria sets in.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t win.

Just set replay and it will be a new day.

You get as many lives needed to dragon slay.

The boredom you feel is what gamers call happiness,

until they get hungry or have to piss,


The mom woke up to a new day,

No dragons to slay,

Reality set in.

To do mom duties, her brain had to be re-retrained.

Pay bills, feed children, and clean house are all on the mom-brain.


Chorus.

A carefree day is a mental health day

Achieving that glorious feeling of euphoria.

Retrain the brain. Retrain the brain.

Amen sister play video games

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow


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Alison Blevins
Alison Blevins
2023年7月08日

Loved this the I heard it at the open mic, we all need a little escapism now and again but coming back to reality can be bumpy. A great poem Alice thank you.

いいね!

Alice Carroll
Alice Carroll
2023年7月01日

No offense was meant to social workers and psychologists who are heavily promoting mindfulness now. The dig at "committees" was a tribute to my husband, who was exasperated at how much work I put into committees..

いいね!

Luisa Candela
Luisa Candela
2023年6月29日

Your poem is so beautiful and useful, we all need “retrain the brain” to recharge us and to be able to restart with new energy! My method is dancing, play guitar and also meet all you , poets !

いいね!

John Dallison
John Dallison
2023年6月28日

A 'brilliant', exhilarating poem, Alice. Love it! 😀

いいね!
Alice Carroll
Alice Carroll
2023年6月28日
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Thank you John. I had been working on this poem sporadically ever since October! I read it (in my head) with a reggae vibe. I decided to quit working on it and sent it to Martin, the best cheerleader around. He encouraged me to post the poem . Thank you Martin.

いいね!
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