What did I forget?

I know what I remember

It says so on this card

That really is quite easy

The other stuff is hard!


There is a moon round Jupiter

Or maybe that’s the sun

You see I can’t remember

I wonder what I’ve done!


Years ago I knew the truth

The reasons they put forth

Now the problem surely is

My thinking has gone north!


Silly me that phrase is wrong

It really should be south

I hear the stuff that’s spoken

All by word of mouth!


Now I wonder what I meant

What I had to say

It all is going sideways

It seems to every day!


The things that I remember

Are written on a card

It makes my life so easy

When others find it hard!


28 thoughts on “What did I forget?

  1. Murphy’s Law

    When I was young I had a memory like an elephant! Now it works at the speed of a sloth! Yet there are a few things I would like to forget but will be taking with me into eternity. Go figure! Cue cards would help, if I can remember to take them with me!

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  2. K.L. Hale

    I love note cards, cues, lists,…but where did I put them? I’m old-fashioned that I like paper still, lol. I’ll look N, E, S, and W ….maybe I’ll find our brains too and we can remember without the cues? 🙃

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  3. Widdershins

    I love these poems. 😀 … are you going to publish them?
    When I were a wee lass, back in OZ, an English poet by the name of Pam Ayres came to my attention. She was quite famous there for a while, and probably still is, back in the ‘Old Dart’. I think there’s some videos on YouTube of her performing her work. She’s quite brilliant. I see your work as being right up there with hers.

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    1. quiall Post author

      Wow! Thank you so much! I must look her up. The name is vaguely familiar. I’ll be honest with you I’m not willing to do the work required to get my work published. I’m lazy.

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      1. Widdershins

        T’is a bit of work, I agree, 🙂 … if you’re the teensiest bit interested, you might want to check out D2D (Draft2Digital) that have all sorts of templates for all sorts of writing-ly stuff.

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