Thoughts at war


There’s a war between
The mundane and the profound,
Both wanting me to showcase their worth
But neither succeeding
In triggering me to reach for the pen.

Instead, I sit motionless
Entranced by the screen,
Allowing someone else’s thoughts
To fill my head hour after hour.

I am only released from captivity
When sleep overpowers my eyes.
And It is only then,
That the screen ‘understands’
I’ve escaped — temporarily.
But it waits.  Patiently.

Relentlessly I am pursued
By the other two
But the screen relaxes confidently —
It already has me
Its trance overwhelms me.

Minutes turn to hours,
Hours turn to days,
Days turn to weeks.
The other two still at war,
Each side adding soldiers
In hopes of finally winning the battle.

But only time will tell
Which will be victorious
Until then I remain
Enslaved by the screen…

Inspired by my Downtown Abbey addiction which lasted a good 2 months. I am now in withdrawal as I patiently await the day Season 6 is available to stream!


Originally published: October 2015

Contents written: September 17 2015  |  Edited: September 22 2015  |  Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises

30 thoughts on “Thoughts at war”

  1. This is very nice.
    I just can’t seem to figure out what is the mundane and the profound.
    I think I understand..but I’m not certain.
    It’ll take some time, but in the end…I’m sure the profound will win.

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  2. Well not many people ask to have a writer’s thoughts explained. And if the request was rhetorical it as least says you gave the content of my post more than just a passing thought. Which is more than just hitting “like” and moving on 🙂
    Writers always appreciate feedback, it’s how we challenge ourselves to be better.


  3. Sometimes you get hooked, I loved the third Stanza “I am only released from captivity
    When sleep overpowers my eyes.
    And It is only then,
    That the screen ‘understands’
    I’ve escaped — temporarily.
    But it waits. Patiently.”
    Man thats the perfect description

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    1. Hahaha. I still have to finish up that series. I started watching before the series ended then got stuck waiting. Won’t make that mistake again. Netflix and other streaming services have forever changed the way we consume media entertainment.

      Nice to meet another ‘Abbey buddy’. I was a bit late to the game but better late than never, right? ☺

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