Advice from the Old Side of Life

No Mind

A mind is such a useful thing—once one acquires the habit

Moreover, once started it’s hard to stop
It’s not like those 45-records, to be offloaded in a specialist shop
Nor like those electronic cassettes consigned to the bin
When the indestructible CDs came in.

A mind’s more like a . . . like a pet—it’s not a toy to be put away
More, something to treasure every day
It severely stumps us when it goes missing
Hey! all you out there, are you listening?

So take care of your mind and don’t go losing it
Over some fancy Tom, Dick or Harry
(or Annie, Suzie or Sally)
That’s the advice from this Old Side.


About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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2 Responses to Advice from the Old Side of Life

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    Excuse me, I lost my mind somewhere over on that side of the Atlantic lately. Have you seen it? It’s grayish, weighs a few pounds, requires constant feeding, and is not housebroken. Accessories include a mouth (which will be constantly working once it’s hooked up) and hands. Other parts of the body are also available; some have been known to fight the brain for control. Reward, and remedial psychotherapy, for its recovery.

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    • crimsonprose says:

      I think I may have seen it, fleetingly, drifting seaward to explore the sunken island where sleeps the purple-pink dragon, Skimaskall. If so, I would advise caution, since she has been known to eat her lovers.
      BTW the poem (if we can grace it with such a name) was inspired by the words of a Led Zeppelin song (I think it’s Dazed and Confused but I have that many Zepps on my system, I no longer take much notice of which one is playing.)

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