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Losing My Mind
by Tinka Boukes
Monday, June 13, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Still having a very hard time to stay online

A technical problem on my phone line.

Hopefully it will be sorted out soon!!


"Losing My Mind"


I walked away from home…in self-pity

On this gravel road my footfall loud

The only other sounds around me

Birds that’s singing… mocking me

Sitting somewhere on unseen branches

Leaves that flutter softly in the wind

The shadows slightly chilly

Starting to kick some stones out of my way

Something I was never allowed as a child

I am cold so afraid

Something is wrong with my PC

But what…wish I knew?

Cannot stay connected damn

Not even for longer than five minutes

I feel like running away

I need to get away from this moment

From this place that’s driving me insane

Overhead I hear a fish eagles call

I think of people I can really talk to

I pick up a stick that’s in my way

Swinging it around like a drum majorette

Then hitting stones hard like a pro in golf

Hitting it even harder

With all the strength within me

Trying to get rid of my bad mood… my anger

That my body allows me to show

I let the stick fly through the air

With the last stone that I hit…

Watching it…thinking…

The yell out real loud

Fly to hell if you want to

I started to jog…then started to run

I need to run fast…faster and faster

Till my legs started to burn

I stopped laid back on the grass beside the road

I closed my eyes breathing heavy

Trying to catch my breath

To re-group

Then the tear came

Running freely

Knowing I am here in this moment

All alone


Copyright © 2005 Tinka Boukes

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Reviewed by jude forese 6/14/2005
it'll be better soon ... just sent an astral antibiotic through the phone line ;) ...

emotively powerful poem, Tinka ...
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 6/14/2005
Ah Tinka, I feel your deep despair so much in this poem, I hope your spirit rises, and your computer gets fixed, This is so heart-breaking,

Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/14/2005
Wow Tinks! You are in the dumps for sure! You sure can write your feelings! Great poem! Hope it's fixed soon, and we see some of
your great humor!

Reviewed by Paul Williams 6/14/2005
Cheer up chuck, it'll pass Tinks, then you'll be back to your old self again...and we can expect more soulful and funny writes.

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/14/2005
well done
Reviewed by William Bonilla 6/13/2005
I love the way you get in character with your great writes
making the readers feel what you write
and the pain one would suffer in that position
Excellent piece
Tinka you're the best

William .....Peace & Love
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 6/13/2005
Cheer up Tinks, this too will pass....lovely write!

Peace and love, Carole
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 6/13/2005
you are never alone, Tinka; you've got all us AD fans out there for starters. sounds like a new computer might be in order, Poetess!
hope things get sorted out soon!
Reviewed by Roger Ochs 6/13/2005
You are not alone when accompanied by such an active mind.
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 6/13/2005
What did we do before puters?
Hope that line gets it together very soon..
Lovely write..
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/13/2005
ahhh Tink you are never alone you know all around the world your friends on the den are thinking of you and hoping for good things for ya, even when you get disconnected we are still in the wings cheerin for ya.

Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 6/13/2005
Hang in there, Tinka. My phone was out for two days last week and I had trouble coping. It makes me wonder how we survived without them. Hope all is well, soon. Beautiful piece of poetry, too, by the way.
Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez 6/13/2005

If I were a Jeannie I'd blink ...Tinka-dinka-dink!
And cheer you up kid... You know this too will pass!

Rich Criso Suarez
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/13/2005
that's when you wish you had someone who knows a thing or two about computers could come and fix your computer up in a jiffy! aren't computers FUNNNNNNNNNNNN??? (NOT! LOL) SERIOUSLY, tinka, this is a beautiful, emotive piece; very well done!

sending you hugs from america to south africa with love!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in america, karen lynn in texas. :(
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 6/13/2005
Ahhhh but Tinka You are never alone. The birds are there to sing you right out of your bad mood. The wind to refresh your mind and thoughts, the running to get ya back in shape. Which I so desperately need to be doing lol but true.
Beautiful poem Takes me back to my childhood and still.I still kick rocks when I go for a walk. (c :)
Reviewed by George Carroll 6/13/2005
Ah, wish I could hop a jet and cheer you up.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/13/2005
Ain't computers, fun fun fun.


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