Posted in Poetry, Witterings

Something Old…

I thought I might share a little of my poetry…this one was originally included in Penguins & Panamas and was inspired by a moment that I experience on an all too regular basis. It’s called ‘At the Top of the Stairs’.

At the top of the stairs I stand wondering,

Hands on hips, then a scratch of the head,

Attempting to recall a memory

That all of a sudden is dead.

I’m trying to gain inspiration

Scanning each bedroom door with a sigh,

Whatever it was lured me up here

Has left me confused, high and dry!

Was it something I wanted to look for?

Or a task that I needed to do?

So I pause for a second to ponder,

No, I don’t have to go to the loo.

There’s no light at the end of this tunnel,

And it won’t be alright on the night.

At the top of the stairs just frustration,

With the chance of remembering, slight.

But now a dilemma has started,

To remain, or give up and go down,

If somebody else sent me up here

That’ll make me appear such a clown.

At the top of the stairs I’m still standing.

Hands on hips, with a memory that flew,

I was sure it was really important,

But now that I’m here…not a clue.

© Jamie Gray 2013 – 2019

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Author:

Thank you for taking the time to drop in, I have the virtual kettle on, would you like virtual tea or coffee? As an aspiring writer I gain inspiration from people and life, both of which never cease to amaze me in so many different and often wonderful ways. I have always tried to follow the 'Life is for Living and not Worrying' school of thought, but have failed miserably and nowadays I spend my time worrying about how much living I have actually missed out on. Please accept that everything I write is done with my tongue firmly wedged in my cheek and one eye winking furiously. No offense is ever meant.

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