I talk to myself

I talk to myself


I often talk to myself out loud

or silently within the inner sanctum of my mind

These are moments of ripened eloquence

as I adress a fictitious audience

or some individual soul


I choose topics at random from what

is foremost in my thoughts 

or secreted in the darkened crevices of my being


I pluck words out of the air

catching the flow of the wind

which carries birds to wherever they fly


I lecture, argue and lament

often playing the ignored victim of injustice


I arrange and re arrange my thoughts on the hoof

unabashed with words of authority and knowledge


I plead my case and cajole others

with a vocabulary as rich as an assortment of sweetmeats

These ramblings are to me a literary work

a composition to espouse my case


When I draw my latest epic to a close

I experience relief and a satisfaction

as it is therapeutic and rewarding

it helps me to put my person in order

to be heard by talking to myself with no 

listeners or audience at hand

◄ A Journey Forward

The Parade had formed ►


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keith jeffries

Fri 10th May 2019 14:29

Thank you all for commenting this poem. I appreciate your reading it and your encouraging remarks.


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Fri 10th May 2019 07:31

Lovely Poem, Keith - I can relate to this, very human.?

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Thu 9th May 2019 04:30

Beautifully written Keith! The depths of your mind will always take you where you need to be.?

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Jason Bayliss

Thu 9th May 2019 00:02

Yep, I do this a lot! I find that being forced to speak my jumbled thoughts and then hearing the words, put in order, helps me to put my thoughts in order.
Glad it's not just me.?


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Martin Elder

Wed 8th May 2019 23:41

This is very eloquently put Keith. I think we all too often take that inner voice and the internal dialogue that we have with our own self for granted. And if we choose to externalise those thoughts sometimes what does it matter. It can be all a part of the process, particularly within the creative mind. Love it

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