Today’s posted post
Is a post at a cost
As today’s intended post
Was a post that I lost
So today’s posted post
Has its wires crossed
As I try to make the most
Of the memory I’d forgot

Today’s posted post
Resembles does it not
A feather-brained host
Who in his journal didn’t jot
The idea for the post
That came all bright and hot
From a dream that he can boast
Although remembers not a lot

The story of the post
The old one that I sought
Now looks like a ghost
And not as clear as I thought
The new post that I host
Is terrible and fraught
With discombobulated prose
And odd length lines that support

So today’s posted post
Is a post but not the post
That should have been the post
For today’s posted post
Most of the post
Isn’t even in this post
As the post that was the post
Is, like the plot, well and truly loast

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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    1. Hehehe!
      Thanks, Beverly.

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  1. 🙂
    What a shame you lost your original ideas, but you’ve entertained us with a great poem!

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    1. Thanks, Elaine. It has taught me to keep the journal handy once again, just in case! 😀

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  2. The posted post is a post that is posted merit worthy regardless of it not being the posted post that was meant to be posted

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    1. Thank you, Raili. I’m pleased that you liked the hastily posted post that was posted to replace the lost post that wasn’t posted.

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  3. It seems what you lost was actually a gain.

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    1. 😀
      It looks that way, Eugenia!
      😀

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  4. LOL! The same thing often happens to me, but I’m not nearly as creative as you in dealing with the problem. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Diane. Sometimes I just have to post what comes into my head, and other times I post things like this! 😀 Hehehe!

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  5. We all do it. I’ve ‘lost’ a little piece of artwork in the last week. A painting. I put it in a safe place and … [sigh] … it’s lost. Gone. Can’t find the ‘safe place’.

    So you’re not alone. Us nincompoops have a talent for misplacement, memory failure and …..
    erm what was I talking about? Gah! forgot.

    Great post. 😀
    ~ Cobs. x (at least … that’s who I think I am)

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    1. Hehehe!
      That painting you have lost, Cobs… pretend to be urgently looking for something else – you’ll find it much quicker that way.
      Us nincompoops keep the world turning… usually by cranking our cogs at great speeds trying to figure out exactly what it is we are doing, and whatever it is we are doing, we are doing it. With pizzazz!
      And thank you.
      😀

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  6. I have that problem too it seems! 🙂

    I live my dreams, wake, maybe jot them down, go back to sleep and when I wake the notes make no sense!!! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. You’ll probably find, Prenin, that the dream is what didn’t make the sense, and you wrote down exactly what it was – which made sense at the time. Pesky dreamland.

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  7. LOL, Tom..I do love your random posts and this randomly lost post is a perfect example of it! I hope that the lost post is off on an amazing adventure to return soon with an even more exciting tale to be told..as for the inspiration that occurs but then you sort of lose it..yes, it can be quite sad.

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    1. Haha! You know me and these ‘nothing’ posts, Shree. I love playing with the concept.

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