THE BIG SHAKE

THE BIG SHAKE

A Poem by alanwgraham
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A mash up of manic musings!

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The big shake

 

How weird!

Are we all like this?

Given a muckle cranial dunt   (muckle - big,  dunt - hit)

Rhymes torrent out

 

Awake in the wee small hours

After sleep, subconscious musings

Juggling sensory input

And then write - right on man!

 

A waterfall of words

Spout secrets, hidden

vomiting unbidden

from murky depths

lurking unwitting

erupting, spitting

into the dazzling

air of reality

 

To some

the outpouring of a manic mind

gives fright

but I’m learning fast

that we all can think like this!

although ..

most would say ‘god help us!’

 

words to order,

no notice required

Ideas of every ilk

Silk purse to sows ear

Some fear I’ve gone bananas!

 

Aldous Huxley was right

perhaps Arthur Koestler too

Both clever chaps

and perhaps, yes perhaps

 

I have somehow pushed open their

Doors of perception and roots of coincidence

……………..Or was it…………..

Doors of coincidence and roots of perception??


Freudian pish!

Is there nothing remotely nice

inside my head?


I hide titbits to tease the psychiatrists!


No inhibitions now!

As creative as hell

I can smell

a well,

of sickening sin,

expunging away

where the beast hell(d)  sway

after all 666 is just another number

 

I digress …..

I confess

What a mess!

but I miss 007

I miss the thrill of

Miss Moneypenny’s frustration

She’s taken,

shaken

not stirred

that old bird

but definitely not

‘taken’ in the biblical sense

by 007

 

Is it enticement

or entrapment?

When a spider spins

his silken snare

to lure the fly

into his lair

beware 007, Moneypenny!

 

Some try

But most don’t

To answer unanswerable questions

 

don’t even mention

PRIME NUMBERS

  



© 2017 alanwgraham



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Well the next time I hear someone describe their piece as freeform, or channeled, i'll just stare at them blankly, say naw it isnae, and send them a link to this piece. That should put their gas at a peep.
Love the freedom of your thoughts, going where they want, ignoring no entry signs and driving on the wrong side up the motorway, refreshingly wild. :)

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I say, when you are feeling manic, just go for it. Quite a creative flow here, in a free-falling sort of way. A lot to ponder on, and probably to act on. But it is a poem .. just the imagination running wild! Well done for writing it.

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alanwgraham

2 Months Ago

Thanks Aunty! Yes, go with the flow was all I could do! I hesitated before posting but what the hec.. read more
Great Aunt Astri

2 Months Ago

keep flowing on!
All you have is smart-a*s doubt.
Still, entertaining.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

alanwgraham

2 Months Ago

I actually have bipolar disorder and this is an minute by minute record of the way I think when I am.. read more
this seems to go everywhere with no particular point of conclusion, and yet it does....an array of thoughts...those 2am, ones after the almost sleep, the mind driving itself insane...then the keys hit to get the words on paper...the flow of the moment and moments...memories compressed into a few stanzas---what we hold dear, what we hold onto because we need the crutch...
we need beliefs...and we need to start believing in ourselves that our words make perfect sense in the scheme of things...--it all matters, and we all matter...
even if we go to mass and wonder why---

j.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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alanwgraham

2 Months Ago

Thanks Jacob. In my thankfully normal sane moments I hesitate to expose myself like this because the.. read more
Free-falling gems of lines! Reminiscent of Ginsberg & the Beat poets, except for form. "I digress"- bless your digressions moving at brilliant warp speed- each one a shooting star..Stunning original content, form, flow and rhyme pattern."Is it enticement or entrapment?" Hmmm, a bit of both I think. Kudos!

Posted 2 Months Ago


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alanwgraham

2 Months Ago

Thanks Annette. I'm glad i don't think like this all the time! In some fantastic way that manic adve.. read more
Now this is genuine reality. Who would have thought that with these play of words you could invoke awareness. What a pure bleed of words. Love it ;)

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alanwgraham

2 Months Ago

Thanks for your kind words. This was written during a brief manic episode and represent my state of .. read more
I liked this a lot Alan. It feels good to break out of the rigidity once in a while, no eh? lol
I like the idea of this poetic smoothie which has been taken off the blender before all the lumps were 'ironed out'. The lumps make for braw chewing.
These are - to me - the seedlings of many potential writings that will sprout - or not - given time.
Nice one

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alanwgraham

2 Months Ago

Thanks Tony. The lumpy smoothie was written a few years ago during a memorable bipolar manic weekend.. read more
Tony Jordan

2 Months Ago

I had a wee go at something similar when I was glue-sniffing in my early teens. Hoping to open those.. read more
Well the next time I hear someone describe their piece as freeform, or channeled, i'll just stare at them blankly, say naw it isnae, and send them a link to this piece. That should put their gas at a peep.
Love the freedom of your thoughts, going where they want, ignoring no entry signs and driving on the wrong side up the motorway, refreshingly wild. :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

HaHa! Loved this piece! Just one thing, the fonts were distracting.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

alanwgraham

2 Months Ago

Thanks. I mashed together a few different pieces and a big part of my feeling was - no rules! I don'.. read more

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alanwgraham

Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom



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Married with three grown up kids, I retired early from teaching physics but have always enjoyed a second life enjoying the outdoors, particularly the mountains. In my mid forties I experienced a manic.. more..

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