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A Murder of Intrusive Thoughts

Poem for the March Madness Write Club Prompt

By Leslie WritesPublished 3 months ago Updated 3 months ago 1 min read
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I think in crooked pictures

I speak in mangled words

My mind is like an ugly nest of birds


They squawk when they’re angry

They crow when they’re scared

And in their chaos I’m ensnared


They don’t respond to reason

They can’t discern a fact

It’s by primitive instincts they react


I may ignore their antics

I might placate them with drugs

Yet they brood like filthy wigged bugs


Some may fly away

But soon they’ll come back here

No therapy will make them disappear


I never get a moment's rest

With these thoughts that fly around

I suppose I’ll do their bidding on the ground

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Leslie Writes

Another struggling millennial. Writing is my creative outlet and stress reliever.

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  • Anna 2 months ago

    Wow! Great take on the challenge! Well done!😊

  • Novel Allen2 months ago

    Apt description of maddening thoughts. They can be relentless. Interesting thoughts about thoughts.

  • This was AWESOME! The picture, the prose, everything.

  • Great job, Leslie!

  • I can relate to this for sure, Leslie! It is like a Hitchcock movie of psychotic birds in my head! I love the format. Every line is perfectly crafted. Well done!

  • Hannah Moore2 months ago

    Ugly nest of birds- so much!

  • Iris Harris3 months ago

    Beware of those flying thoughts! Well done! Keep it up!

  • Omgggg, this was so relatable! Loved both your poem and cover pic!

  • Babs Iverson3 months ago

    Nailed it!!! Bravo, Leslie!!!💕❤️❤️

  • Melissa Ingoldsby3 months ago

    Extremely clever title and very raw piece!

  • Can you hear them, too? Beware their bidding.

  • Lamar Wiggins3 months ago

    Oooo! A lot of interesting lines throughout. Disturbing, yet palpable. Probably why I enjoyed it, lol.

  • Donna Renee3 months ago

    Ahhhhhhhhh yep. Totally relate. Love the way you nailed these thoughts! That image too is just spot on 😩🫠

  • Grz Colm3 months ago

    Sounds like my brain. Very apt and relatable Leslie! ☺️👏 A non caring, matter of fact, comical approach is best to ease these I’ve found. Good luck!

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