They walk in silence

And they run in fear

But they can only be heard

When we are willing to hear


On a typical day’s quiet stroll

Comes the caress of  gentle winds

When suddenly, they are there

As we take our surroundings in


While lying awake at night

Be it hot, pleasant, or icy cold

They slip in through small unsecured spaces

Bringing with them good, bad, new, and old


We can use them as we please

To create, enjoy, and build

Yet, we can also completely destroy them

Leaving them for dead in an open field


To forget, to remember, to cherish

To keep, or to throw away

Thoughts and memories continuously creep

On every given day









12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Christy Birmingham
    Apr 09, 2014 @ 02:33:17

    The creeping thoughts come to life in this great poem!!


  2. lscotthoughts
    Apr 09, 2014 @ 05:47:50

    What a wonderful and clever analogy, Charlene! Your words say it all! Loved this! ♥


  3. purehaiku
    Apr 09, 2014 @ 18:42:54

    what a brilliant interpretation of thoughts! you are so right – we have the power to accept or reject them – they don’t need to rule over us…


  4. Maxima
    Dec 31, 2014 @ 00:26:22

    Happy New Year! With love Maxima Gift for you !

    Merry Christams from maxima on Vimeo.


  5. irinadim
    Feb 17, 2015 @ 17:29:28

    Great analogy! Our thoughts often come out of the blue. Lovely poem, Charlene. Cheers 🙂 Irina


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