Nicholas Browning

Late By Yesterday

If all you think is what you know

And all you know is what you say,

Then all you say is all you feel

And you're late by yesterday.


If all you feel is what you say

And all you say is what you know,

Then all you know is all you think

And you'll be late by tomorrow.


  • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

    I didn’t understand this but you sound in a bit of a confused place in your mind . Sorry that you feel this way

    • Nicholas Browning

      It's just iteration and repetition. The poem is meant to explain that looking at things in black and white is incorrect, as there's more than just "yes and no". Thanks for the visit Rose :p

      • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

        Ok ) thanks for explaining ..

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      • Teddy.15

        LOL this made me chuckle, insanity provails at least in me then, I really like this. 💖

      • Lorna

        Though twisting insanity here and I so enjoyed it!

      • dusk arising

        Nice word play to bring on a headache for deep thunkers LOL

        • Nicholas Browning

          That was my aim, I must admit ;D muahahahaha!

        • orchidee

          I'm late now, having spent hours unravelling this! lol.

          • Nicholas Browning

            Now see, if you put the x behind the first set of ( ) then you'll come across an intersection, you're gonna wanna turn left, head down for about .15 of a popsicle, and then take the next watermelon.

            • orchidee

              That sounds like the route of the No.9 bus! It ends up in Cuckoo Land. lol.

            • spilleronsheet

              It sounded like a tongue twister
              Lmao 🤣

              • Nicholas Browning

                If you read it out loud it can be a little confusing xD

              • Goldfinch60

                Intriguing words Nicholas.


                • Nicholas Browning

                  Thanks much, Andy. Hope the day is finding you well.

                • melellendixon

                  This is such a punch in the face - in the best way possible. A jaw dropping read. This is so beautifully done.

                  • Nicholas Browning

                    Hey, thanks very much for the visit and kind words.
                    A punch in the face never hurt anyone lol

                  • AuburnScribbler

                    A brilliant two stanzas here Nicholas, sagely written and I agree, it's always healthy to question what's right in front of us, especially with a certain headline in the news at the moment.

                    Bravo and I hope that all is well!

                    • Nicholas Browning

                      Hey there scribbler, thanks a ton for the kind words. Hope all is well with you too.

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