I have a thought
anxious to be said
it’s been lingering for hours
inside of my head
It’s a very kind thought
I’m sure you’ll agree
so sit right down
and listen to me
It comes with words
to warm your heart
but listen intently
they’re not the best part
They’re only a fraction
of what this thought is
the words unsaid
you don’t want to miss
First let me just say
I appreciate your patience
sitting there nicely
attentive and gracious
Yet fearing a blunder
after all this preparation
I’m feeling distraught
with much exasperation
So I say with regret
and embarrassment this day
my thought, so important
has somehow slipped away!
Lauren Scott © 2015
33 thoughts on “Something to Say”
Oh yes!! I can relate so much to this! Where do those thought go to, the ones that don’t manage to crawl back?! There must be millions off them out there among the clouds!
This even happens to six year olds! We were skyping on James’ birthday the other day and he kept saying he had something very important to ask us. Well, a minute later when we said go ahead James, he got really upset because he had totally forgotten his question, bless him. We all tried to make him feel ok but he was almost in tears, little love 😊❤️ Xxx
I think there are many thoughts among the clouds, Chris! Your story about James is too cute and proof they can slip away at any age. 🙂 ♥ xo
Haha..Love this Lauren… and there I was listening intently… 🙂
I hope you are having a lovely Sunday… sending lots of love and Hugs your way.. xxx Sue xxx
Aww, thanks for listening intently, Sue, only to be disappointed. 🙂 My Sunday was nice and now it’s Tuesday, sorry for the delay! Sending hugs back and lots of love! xoxo ♥
No apologies needed.. I am the worlds worst at the moment for answering and visiting.. And Time is just whizzing by.. ❤ Its Wednesday already 😀
I’m laughing!! This poem reminds me of when I have a thought and then forget it before I can say it to someone – wonderful, Lauren!! 🙂
I’m happy to make you laugh, Christy, thanks! Yep, how often does this happen? Too often for me! lol xo
Was almost holding my breath while reading and then… nothing, haha 😛 Lovely poem, Lauren! You got me there 😉
My intention worked then, yay! Haha, glad you liked this, Iris. a thought disappeared just before I wrote this and then tada…inspiration! 🙂
A lovely and witty reminder for every writer to work, rest, and play with a pen and paper always at hand. Ideas have wings.
Blessings ~ Wendy ❀
Thank you, Wendy, for your wonderful comment that warmed my heart! And yes, ideas do have wings so we need to let them fly…:) Blessings to you, too, and I appreciate your visit..♥
Been there, done that. 😄 Well said, in such an attractive voice. ~Lori
It happens too often, it seems! 🙂 Thanks so much, Lori, and I hope you’re doing well! ♥
This was so witty. Sadly for me, it is true. When my children were all at home, I could keep all of their schedules, my husband’s schedule, and my own, plus remember what I needed at the grocery all without post-it notes or calendars. Those were the good old days. Speaking of post-its and remembering, my husband did (and still does) use post-it notes constantly. He had them stuck everywhere. One morning on my husband’s birthday. our sons got up early and stuck hundreds of post-its all over each other. They came downstairs to wish their Dad a happy birthday. OMG! It was the funniest thing.
Thanks, Michelle, and I LOVE your story, which made me laugh…Those are great memories, aren’t they? I couldn’t live without post-it notes and wish I had invented them. 🙂 Before I wrote this I was thinking of something, which of course slipped away, and there was the humorous inspiration. Hope you’ve had a good week, so far! ♥
That happens a lot more as we age!
It sure does and it’s frustrating! 🙂
Sounds like an experience I have frequently. lol
I think this experience is frequent for many of us, Ian! 🙂
What an unforeseen twist in your thoughtful verses Lauren Dear!An ephemeral thought that slipped away and left poetry showing its indeterminable face … But,it will come back,it will …
Until then,sending love & more your ways ❤ xxx
Thanks so much, Doda, and well, I lost one thought, yet a poem was born. That’s not too bad. 🙂 Sending love and hugs your way, too, my friend! ♥ xoxo
Enjoyed that Lauren, you certainly know how to build your audience up, and let them down with a jolt.
Aww, thanks, Ian! That was my intention! 🙂 Cheers to you, my friend!
Awesome poem and so wonderfully written Lauren! Your poems always provide a need lift…have a wonderful weekend! Hugs and blessings my sister!
Thanks, Wendell, for your kind words that always encourage me to keep writing. I hope you had a good weekend and I wish you a blessed new week!
This is why you write and I don’t.
Very well written, my friend!
Haha, Deb, yes you do! You write great poetry because I’ve read it. And thank you, my friend! This began with no ending in sight and then the twist came to mind. It was fun! Hugs! xoxo
Sometimes I can write on rare occasions.
I loved the twist at the end too!:)
Lovely poem, with a great unexpected twist at the end. Excellent written.
love and hugs from across the creek. xxx
Thanks so much, Francina! I hope all is well with you and I send lots of love and hugs back to you! xoxo
wow i love this blog
Thanks so much! I appreciate your time here!