Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Like verbal synesthesia,
    snap
       crackle
         pop

in my head.
Words go

bang bang bang

and all I think are flashes.

Computer fans are white noise
and clicking keys a melody.
I sleep on piles of books
and tell myself bedtime stories
that never, ever end.
It's the same one, every night.
  over
     and over
       and over
         and over
           and over.......

I edit, even in my head.

One color brings four hundred synonyms to mind
and the feeling of fabric is like a burst of light.
Looking at a photograph is often over whelming,
and all I want to do is know what
they were thinking,
not what I am.

It's a curse and a blessing,
on a wing and a prayer,
and a hundred other cliches
that will never go away.

Here's to the over active imagination
that won't stop finding the meaning in everything.
I don't know how to describe what it's like to be inside my head,
so I thought I'd write an auto-biographical
poem instead.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconrealartizt:
realARTIZT Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Are you describing MY mind??? lol An overactive imagination, yep, obviously we share that much :D I love the way you made this more visual by the way you lined up each line. I haven't read such an awesome poem in a while it seems, so thank you x1000000 for submitting this to #SayItHere. :D
Reply
:iconalterego1629:
AlterEgo1629 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love the structure of this! You described my brain perfectly. Well done.
Reply
:iconexquisitelyexplicit:
ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you! Writing it this way felt like the right way to do it.
Reply
:iconxxxmkj001:
xxxMKJ001 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And thus, the inside of my head was explained! Well done!
Reply
:iconexquisitelyexplicit:
ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Writer
Nice.
I'm glad everyone thinks I did such a good job.
Reply
:iconxxxmkj001:
xxxMKJ001 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You did an excellent job! It was no problem
Reply
:iconsayafantasy97:
SayaFantasy97 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand this, it's like I live in many worlds all the time
Reply
:iconexquisitelyexplicit:
ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Writer
:)
Yeah, me too.
Reply
:iconstitchmonster:
StitchMonster Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YES! That's the one word that came to mind when I read this. It's just phenomenal, I can relate so much to it. Thank you for sharing~ <3 :D
Reply
:iconexquisitelyexplicit:
ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you so much! :)
Reply
:iconalediane:
Alediane Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
I understand this.
Reply
:iconexquisitelyexplicit:
ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Writer
I'm glad.
Reply
:iconcharu-chaoswolf:
Charu-Chaoswolf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a beautiful poem, really heartfelt... I love it! :)
Reply
:iconexquisitelyexplicit:
ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you. :)
Reply
:iconectoquest:
ectoquest Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D i can relate! awsome poem
Reply
:iconexquisitelyexplicit:
ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Writer
Yay! :hug:
Reply
:icon35circles:
35circles Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student General Artist
this wxplains me almost exactly
Reply
:iconexquisitelyexplicit:
ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Writer
I'm glad. :)
Reply
:iconrociobelindamendez:
rociobelindamendez Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
I love this! i can relate to this very much !! :) Faved
Reply
:iconexquisitelyexplicit:
ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Writer
Yay, thanks!
Reply
:icondesulishor:
Desulishor Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Since there are others (including myself) who feel this way, calling it 'over'active is probably wrong, since there's nothing wrong with it in the first place.
oh, the poem... right. I like that you're using modern words and terms, so many writers still seem to favor old-sounding expressions with writing, especially poems. For myself, it just makes them sound pretentious. But this poem describes accurately, without trying to be anything else, and it does it with style. You can feel the overactive imagination in the structure of it, too.
Reply
:iconexquisitelyexplicit:
ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Writer
Yeah, I don't really see the point of using old words, unless it's a specific type of narrative, when modern words can be just as beautiful.

Thank you. :)
Reply
:iconredmeg:
RedMeg Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is... so me. High five from a fellow over-active-imagination-er! The structure and descriptive words really convey what it's like.
Reply
:iconexquisitelyexplicit:
ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Writer
yay!

:highfive:

I'm glad you think I captured it so well.
Reply
:iconricardo-orozco:
Ricardo-Orozco Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice shape and structure . A+ : )
Reply
:iconexquisitelyexplicit:
ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you so much! :)
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×

:iconexquisitelyexplicit: More from ExquisitelyExplicit


Featured in Collections

Stories and Poems by Lukan-the-Oracle

writing by phira115

Literature by von19


More from DeviantArt



Details

Submitted on
February 13, 2013
File Size
1.3 KB
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
1,218
Favourites
100 (who?)
Comments
27

License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
×