Mind Your Matters

Brain Teaser:
Turn me on my side and I am everything. Cut me in half and I am nothing. What am I?
(answer below)

To allow a rumour circulate
catch in the very vein
signals the blood red sheen
Thin the walls that wait
gracious of a pain
        washed away clean

the heart and mind
intrinsically aligned

Beset by aches and pains, she wrangles her quarrelsome body into the seat across from mine and smiles. 
She calls me John, my father’s name, and I flinch. She appears not to notice, idling away the time pressing out the creases of her dress.
She asks how the kids are. I tell her, they are happy, joyful, living life. This response is far from the truth, I have no children, but honesty is too heavy a weight to place on a sinking mind.
I wish she remembered these daily visits, the same questions answered again and again.
Mostly, I just wish she remembered me, and the love we once shared.

It is unwise   to judge
          a whale
        his tail
     When    it
comes   to   size   brains   matter

Brain Facts:
The largest brain of any animal is that of the sperm whale. It weighs appropriately 20 pounds

Weekly Theme:
Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science. Every March, partners host imaginative activities in their communities that share the wonders of the brain and the impact brain science has on our everyday lives.


The number 8

46 thoughts on “Mind Your Matters

    1. I try. I think the standard will drop eventually 😂 not to happy with the week I’m writing now.
      The second was longer but i didn’t want to draw it out.
      I’ve heard whales are big all over 😉💚

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      1. I have spring, easter(censored), NaPoWriMo(issues), all written. I’m finishing up Vietnamese poetry forms, that is where I’m not happy with myself.
        Oh yeah, their hearts weigh over 100kgs 😉💚

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  1. Unusually for me I got the brain teaser straight away…
    The number 8 is quite a significant one for me 👍

    Your longer poem is beautifully bittersweet. Deftly done Mr Mouse 🖤🖤

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    1. If anyone was going to get it it would be you 😉
      That seemed to be a crowd favorite. May have mixed a little fact with my fiction there. Not something I do often 😉💚

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