Brain Freeze

This cost of living crisis
is a real pain in the bum
It is giving me brain freeze
and my fingers feel quite numb

I’m finding it hard to write 
my poetic flow is froze 
I’m chilled right through to the bone 
from my head down to my toes

The heating is not reaching 
the body parts it should reach 
I find I’m always dreaming 
of sunny days on the beach 

Wrapped in so many layers 
I resemble Two Tonne Tess
The monthly meter readings 
are causing me too much stress

I’m feeling rather gloomy
and my nose is turning blue
I don’t usually moan much
but what else can I do 

Feeling helpless and hopeless 
is causing my mind to slow
Hopefully I will thaw soon
and the words will start to flow 

This is just a grumpy write 
to voice how I feel today 
Hopefully tomorrow 
I’ll find something more cheerful to say 


◄ Misty Sunrise

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julie callaghan

Sat 26th Nov 2022 10:36

Thanks for the likes and very kind comments. Lost my writing flow recently. 🌈

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Stephen Atkinson

Thu 24th Nov 2022 19:57

A good grumpy write. Brain defrosted 👍

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 24th Nov 2022 11:21

On your poetic flow the circumstances don't seem to impinge;
Could it be a chance to see how poetry can whinge? 😊
(tapping this out minus heating but comforted by a warm woolly
sweater and dressing down!)

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Stephen Gospage

Thu 24th Nov 2022 08:26

Your poetic flow seems to be alive and kicking, Julie!

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