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From the Brain to the Pen
by B Thomas Daniels
Sunday, March 16, 2003

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The ideas I have flow through my brain
Begging for escape
They are so good they are my best
To get them on paper that shall be the test

I sit right down and try to write
My fingers ready to go
They perch upon the plastic keys
My screen, it starts to glow

Then at once it starts to happen
The thoughts they leave my head
NOOO!! I start to scream out loud
It was so clear when I was in my bed

I frantically search the empty space
Where my Pulitzer story that had once been
Where it had gone I could not tell
But I know many of my words are in that place

I close my eyes
I pick at my ear
I stroke my chin
I even chew on the end of my pen

Nothing works my minds a blank
I get up flustered and push my chair in
Pick up my notebook and my chewed up pen
To bed I will go to dream of what I had lost

But this time my journal is ready
On the nightstand where it should have been
Another masterpiece lost
Between the brain and the pen

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Reviewed by Jessica Stanfield 3/27/2003
This is great! I always carry my notebook with me now because if this happened to me one more time, I was going to go nuts! Benn there, most definitely, been there! Great write!
- J -
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 3/17/2003
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 3/17/2003
Hahahahahaha, this happens to me all the time. Or I will be in the shower, or driving the car and scramble trying to find a pen and a slip of paper and then drive with my elbows. Thanks for capturing this on paper.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/17/2003
Bertram, wonderful poem. Know where your coming from. Hit many moments as you describe.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/16/2003
Love the way you described this one...excellent!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 3/16/2003
This was great Tom! Oh how much I hate that!

Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/16/2003
Hahahahaha...horrible isn't it.
Good one.
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