31 Jul 2012

Confused? What, Me?

 After a frustrating morning when email problems caused hassles I would rather forget, I happened to see that Theme Thursday had the word 'Confusion' for this week, to set everybody thinking - me, included. But that was fatal, for as you will see, my thoughts were what became confused, and this was the result. Be thankful if yours never treat you in the same fashion... 

Bats in the belfry, perhaps... 

If down was up and up was down,
how would we all get around?
Would we tiptoe on our ears,
use our feet to change the gears
of daily living?

Hands would be like stabilizers,
soles would be the supervisors
over paths that lay ahead
of our upside-downside heads.
Luscious locks would sweep the floor,
but baldies crowns might cry "No more!
I cannot stand this rough terrain!
Put me right side up again!"

You see, my thoughts are in confusion
when lunacy makes an intrusion
to my any-which-way head.
I think I should have stayed in bed -
for horizontal gives the lie
to up or down.

Now, I must fly...


And to cause more of the same, Mrsupole's  linky list will not appear until later this week - but here I am now. How far will the confusion spread in the interim?
And  today, Friday, I've just re-discovered a poem I wrote two years ago on this same subject, so thought I'd add it here as a late edition extra.

Confused? Let me help you!

It doesn't take much to make confusion reign,
for my brain has a habit of leaping
much faster to an end result
than the brain of the one who is speaking.

Now, sometimes that's me- more often another-
as an answer does tend to evolve
in less than a twinkling, as often as not,
to any old question we're trying to solve.

Then I see by the mystified look on their face
that my pal's in the dark, not the dawn,
whilst I have already completed the race
and am standing about with a yawn

till they reach a conclusion that's similar to mine,
though I've already got there in half of the time!


  1. I've been in a state of perpetual confusion for some weeks now . . .

  2. :-) This could be made into a cute children's story!

  3. It's crazy and mixed up, Jinsky. Did you get a nightmare after writing this one?
    Anyway, I like it. Some days I feel just like this, all day. LOL
    BTW, I don't like word verification either. But every day I was getting from three to eight solicitaions for this and that, some very vile and disgusting. Comment moderation exposed those to me because I had to see and deal with them to call them spam or delete so their purpose was served. After a blooger know this happens, NO ONE SHOULD WANT THAT TO CONTINUE HAPPENING TO ME, i.e. complain about my word verification anymore.

    This is a terrible thing to have happen to a blogger. Word verification is the only way out. Or to restrict it to Blogger or Open Id, cutting out my relatives who are anonymous or URL.

    1. Hi, Jim - my alternative work around is to set my blogs so that all comments go straight to my email inbox. That way I can vet them exactly the same, deleting as necessary, so word verification isn't needed. It works for me. *smiles*

  4. Hi Jinsky,

    LOL, that should be turned into a child's story and it just reminds me of a Dr. Seuss story for some reason. I really liked it and it had me totally confused until the horizontal part. I hate when I have computer problems and I know what you mean about it getting confusing when you are trying so many different things to fix it and nothing seems to work. That's when I am ready to toss I it into the trash, argh, and I then have to have someone else fix it.

    I hope that your confusion ends pretty soon and things get better. Thanks for sharing this confusion poem with us for this weeks confusing Theme Thursday.

    God bless.

    1. I doubt my confusion will end until I do! Hehehe! And who said big-kid grown ups can't enjoy the same fum poems as kids? Do we have to lose our funny bone at the age of ...... well, what age do you think we stop being a child at heart? I'm 71, and counting. LOL

  5. Jinksy,

    I enjoyed reading your poem very much. It is so wonderful that you managed to turn a bad emailling experience, into a superb read. Thank you:)

  6. that was wonderful!

    um.... where were we?????

  7. "Would we tiptoe on our ears,
    use our feet to change the gears
    of daily living?" This is where I fell in love with your poem. Tiptoeing on ears is a fun image and then I do change gears with my feet (and Hand) but not on daily living! This is confusion to delight! And that's just the beginning.

  8. such whimsical rhyming! Like a Dr. Suess book - well-done....

  9. The others are correct, get an artist in and you've got yourself a great kid's book. There's gold in them there hills!

  10. Wonderful - right from the Ass(mouth) lol

    Just retuned from 2 weeks cruise around the Baltics

  11. Very entertaining piece!

  12. You first poem was like Dr. Seuss for adults. I rarely have a clue so confusion is my middle name.

  13. Both of these pretty well define my state of mind today. Really enjoyed