Compromised Calm

My mind is uncompromising in it’s busy distraction
it remembers the irrelevant nothings, inane dribble
but forgets crucial points, names and important dates
When I need to respond quickly it’s packed up
and gone on holiday
As I try to sleep I suddenly think of that smart retort,
then it gets busy regurgitating every fine detail of my day
persisting so loudly it wont let me sleep ….

What can I do to keep this noisy disturbing companion
quiet in order to think?
How do I distract it, train it
or turn it off
… or do I submit to it’s merciless chatter
thinking I’m the only one going insane, oh it’s such a pain!
Tangled in knots, I think I forgot how to calm it right down
as it tangos away tapping on my brain my mind is never still!
Meditation is the real solution,
taming my mind will be a real thrill


DP: Uncompromising – this is where I had lunch today with Mum and her friends!


  1. It is a trick to not let the stresses of the day poke into the rest one needs.
    I was up to 4 am the other night fretting over a family issue. Long distance issues are not so easy to resolve. I also need to learn how to not let others opinions of how I choose to handle something for my own sanity bother me.

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