Flip-Top Head – dVerse Open Link Week 124 November 26, 2013freyathewriter Here’s my latest entry into the dVerse Open Link – why not take a look at all of the other wonderful responses? Here’s another trip inside my mind for you, dear readers. Life has a habit of being a bit full at times, doesn’t it? Gets in the way of the real stuff – you know, like writing….. ***** – Flip-Top Head – When life interferes with my creativity It makes me cross, I get real fidgety Bills to be paid, work to be done It drains my brain, erodes the fun of making believe, designing a life When it all gets too much, the heroine’s strife is removed just like that by my own, fair hand Because in books I can do that, it’s like it’s been planned to the nth degree on reams, brilliant white Or at least on computer in the dead of the night Insomnia’s messy, it spaghettis my mind The deep, dark corners are where you will find a plot well-drawn, a start, middle and end Real life ain’t like that – Is it? Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
36 thoughts on “Flip-Top Head – dVerse Open Link Week 124”
Well said – creativity takes time and energy. The breaking of the rhyme at the end works too.
Thank you, Colin.
Well it is but you have to learn to dance with it Freya. >KB
Too true! Sometimes, my frame of mind is one of ‘grrrr!’ rather than ‘go with the flow’!
somedays you make a choice… leave the mess and bills and play…maybe a WHOLE day or two… but then you have to come back, or maybe figure out how to schedule small chunks of creative time into each day? I am still working this out… it changes constantly! Maybe that’s the trick?
Yes, being adaptable, and accepting your limitations (time, money, space, energy…..) is important. Still learning!
Too true, my friend. Life often gets in the way of my creativity, & it’s frustrating. But if I really want/need to say something, I need to make time for it.
Yes, this also true. Although staying up until 2am when I have to get up at 5.30am for work isn’t always sustainable… 🙂
This was good fun from beginning to end. Bravo!
Thank you so much!
ha. it would be nice if we could plot our lives a bit…have a nice neat story….oh i would miss the surprise of it you know…you never know what is coming…though i will skip the insomnia if i can…smiles.
Too true. I know for myself that if I have too much routine, I get bored (just like a child!), so taking the rough with the smooth is essential. And I must say, my stories aren’t always neatly arranged 🙂
happy saturday freya…hope you have a wonderful evening and thanks for popping in to read even if you have not written…yet…smiles.
OK, so I gave in. Amazing what a bit of food can do to the brain! 🙂
oh this is really very cool.. like how you used the rhymes to put an emphasis to your points … well written..
Thank you so much, Bjorn.
I like that you chose very unique rhymes, not your typical ricky-ticky rhymes but fidgety with creativity 😉
Thank you! I like to play around 🙂
I think this resonates with all of us. Cool poem !
Thank you, Ayala! 🙂
I hear you. Reality gobbles up too much time. Love the image of insomnia that speghettis the mind.
Thank you, Nara. I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂
I so feel this post…I relate to this so well. Lost in the cogs of time with so little time. Nicely written 🙂
Thank you, Morgan. So many of us have to squeeze our writing in between…
Yep, I believe these words come from the lips of a true artist. I can really relate. ~~~:)
Thank you, Linda!
This poem so nails the drag life can have on creativity.
Thank you, Ronald. I’m glad it worked for you.
AnElephantCant quite understand this
He sympathises with the heroine’s strife
He knows stories are planned
With a beginning and end
But he is confused when you talk of ‘real life’
Boom! Well done – and thank you for rhyming 🙂
Life, a messy old thing. That’s why we have creativity, creating order and sense.
And so many people think it’s the other way round… 🙂
Well..i think imagination is real life..and spoon fed reality by TV..the rest of that and most of culture that currently is is really the illusion..
OH MY GOD..when I was working I was not even real myself ..no time for even a thought to my self when I was driving to and from a short vacation maybe twice a year from almost the time I started school as a kindergardener to the time I was 48 and got disabled.. which I hated but probably in the long run saved my life..
Well..I hope when you retire..or lesser have the responsibilities of the illusion that is..that you more fully come into a time and place where you can drift around totally in your imagination and totally be real..as IT IS so hard to navigate..
The ILLUSION TH@IS…AND simply be real…like a Hawk spiraling the sky in only imagination of WH@IS…..
Thank you, Katie Mia. Work can just sap the essence of you away, and leave only a husk, if you let it. Wishing you well.