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Poem - Forgetful

posted Dec 9, 2012, 3:15 PM by Tibba Stoutfoot
By Simbo Rumblebelly 

There's something I should do today
A place to go? A thing to say?
But what it was, I now know not
I'm sad to say I've clean forgot
My mind is blank!

My memory, soon, I hope to wake
The more I think, my head it aches
No pennies drop, no bells do ring
I've forgotten almost everything
My heart has sank

Perhaps it could involve a friend?
Was there a letter I should send?
Or relatives that I must see?
Is someone coming round for tea?
Should I prepare?

I root around in desks and drawers
In cupboards, and behind the doors
I even look beneath my bed
But nothing pops into my head
There's nothing there!

I walk around, retrace my steps
I hope to still remember yet
I study everything I see
And hope the thoughts come back to me
But I'm perplexed

I think of things from yesterday
And hope new thoughts will come my way
I've forgotten many things before
And remembered them again, I'm sure
But still I'm vexed!

Perhaps if I don't think so much
I won't feel like I'm out of touch
I try to clear out all my mind
And leave the thing I need to find
There must be one....

Hurrah! I think I do recall
By mind's no longer blank at all
I have remembered just in time
My task it was to write this rhyme!
And now it's done!


Some information about the artist:
Master Simbo is a famous poet around the Shire. When not preoccupied with collecting and eating pies, Master Simbo works on expanding his collection of self-written poems. He is a regular visitor of the Green Dragon, where on fridaynights he may be found willing to recite some of his work. Master Simbo is also a gifted musician and actor. He also is the initiator and promoter of synchronised dancing, giving classes and performances with his Dancing Troupe.

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