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The state of over stimulation of the brain, too many tabs open and multi-tasking.

By Novel AllenPublished 27 days ago 1 min read
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Story after story

Idea after idea

I can't keep up, my brain is addled

Whenever the game is 'afoot'

And the brain needs its clarity

Sherlock Holmes never eats

Sure, he will enhance his senses

With 'kokane' when inspiration is needed

'Hopium' dens were as prolific and ubiquitous

As Starbucks now are on every corner

But when he prowled and stalked, observed and watched

He never failed to get his man, woman or beast

While wading through darkness, muck and mire

As the case may require ~~~~

So be it with me, when writing my stories

Hunched over the faithful computer screen

My fingers flying as the words, ideas arrive

From the various branches of the Cerebral Cortex


Frantically I 'scribble' as idea after idea bombard my senses

My eyes are so riveted to the screen,

I know not the day nor the hour

You would think me Shakespeare or Poe

Like Einstein, my hair is disheveled, not even a brush

(Not a pleasant sight)

When hunger attacks, I reach for availability

Peanuts, fruits and lots of water (mostly tepid)

Now I am a bit plump, but I don't want to die

Since I don't use hopium or kokane

To keep the mind beasts at bay

Five, six stories are open in different tabs

Um...wait...what was I saying again?

My frazzled brain has too many tabs open

I have got to take a break............

And a bath...phew!

Grudgingly I head to the loo, to take a pew and wee!

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About the Creator

Novel Allen

(Uk based) I Exist within moments, driven by whims and fancies, a free spirited dreamer. I Run wild with the wind.

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  • Donna Fox (HKB)24 days ago

    This was relatable and such a great story to explain the word you invented!! Great work Novel!

  • Sid Aaron Hirji26 days ago

    great one-need to let it out

  • Oh God, this is like soooo relatable! Hopr you're doing well Momma! Loved your poem!

  • As the dauntless p.i.s head to the fairy forest to battle ghosts whose hearts are broken..., all in the space of a single senryu.

  • A reminder that sometimes we need to slow down. I am a huge fan of Shakespeare, and Edgar💗. This was lovely.

  • Babs Iverson27 days ago

    Marvelous!!! Marvelous word & story!!! Love it!!!💕❤️❤️

  • Mother Combs27 days ago

    You wrote a poem about me!!

  • Gerald Holmes27 days ago

    Loved this and love the word. Well done!

  • Tiffany Gordon 27 days ago


  • Hannah Moore27 days ago

    My tabs are like rooms though, where you walk in And forget what you came for.

  • Grz Colm27 days ago

    Bahaha Einstein hair, I can imagine this on you! 😁 All I got from this was that you need drugs! Sorry can’t help you there! 😅😆 But seriously the tab issue is real! Preach!

  • Kendall Defoe 27 days ago

    Not bad.

  • "too many tabs open and multi-tasking" I can relate!

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