Saturday, August 6, 2011

My Thoughts are Not my Own

My thoughts are not my own.
They come from the millions
of collected thoughts that were
flowing through the ether,
entering receptive brains
and exiting unexplored.

Thoughts need to be explored!
Maybe that's why they wait
patiently, take chances with
the whims of the living
and roam in relentless search
of a resourceful mind.

They find me in the hope
that i'll give them a voice,
but as i write i kill off a
few unsuitable ones,
without regret, knowing that
they'll find their way.


  1. You are wise beyond your words. Your words resonate with me. Any worth while thoughts WILL find their way!

  2. I love this... you have captured the flow of thoughts perfectly!

  3. This is so cleverly written - profound and thoughtful words! I loved it.

  4. One of your greatest attributes is penning provocative poetry. You make me think.

  5. This is a deeply wise poem. I love the idea of the thoughts swirling through from the collective unconscious. You have wisdom, madhumakhi!

  6. I have to agree with Sherry Blue Sky. Nice write.

  7. A wise poem and you wrote it so well.

  8. Awareness is key. Thoughts do come into our heads, there's so much of it thrown at us from everywhere in this modern world; some perhaps truly aren't our own, but stuff we picked up that we think and might adopt if we are not careful. Thanks for the insight.

  9. I like the way you said thoughts finding their way
    "entering receptive brains
    and exiting unexplored"

    Brilliant poem...

  10. We too often think that we are our thoughts, instead of recognising that they can float in from outside and we don't have to keep or express them all.

    Nicely said!