Notice of absence from FredPeyer
Would like to let everyone (who might actually be interested) know that I will be gone from the site for a while due to work and time constraints. But since you all got along famously before I appeared, I have no doubt you will be getting along famously without me! :-)

A thought flattened beneath

A thousand others

More important and more



A thought, not dead

Just barely


Hanging on


Faintly hoping to

Be resurrected one day

To be brought back

Into glorious consciousness


A thought given up for dead

Lost in the system

With nobody looking or

Searching for it


But the day will come

When for whatever reason

That thought will be the

Most important of all thoughts


But by then it might be too late


  • Goldfinch60

    Thoughts can often be misplaced never to be seen again. Good write Fred.

  • FredPeyer

    Thanks Goldfinch! Happens to me more and more!!! :-)

  • Michael Edwards

    Thoughts about poems but no pen to hand - soon forgotten - I'm there all the time - enjoyed the read Fred

    • FredPeyer

      Thanks so much Michael!

    • virago

      I laughed as I finished reading because it reminds me of how often I lose a thought!!! Good write!

      • FredPeyer

        Thanks virago! I guess we are all in the same boat!

      • Frank Prem

        And the thought will be your poem Fred. Keep your notepad handy.

        • FredPeyer

          Thanks Frank! I have to admit that I don't carry any notepads around with me. Had some great ideas while driving, couldn't remember a thing by the time I got home!

          • Frank Prem

            It's always the way, Fred. Always. So many good poems adrift out there in the ether, for want of pen and paper.

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          • orchidee

            A fine write Fred. Was there ever any thoughts in me head to start with?! Are me lights on, but no one at home?! lol

            • FredPeyer

              Thanks Orchidee! There are days where I feel like that exactly! And sometimes even the lights are out!

            • orchidee

              Know what you mean - on occasions a poem may come from 'nowhere' but then forgotten. No pen and paper to hand.

            • Mugsdaddy

              Excellent choice of topics. We all have those moments where the universe aligns all the pieces fall into place and we have these amazing ideas that will change the world. Then we commit them to memory only forget them behind the grocery list or the doctors appointment or... Or... A what was I talking about? Oh yea I need yogurt.

              • FredPeyer

                Thanks Mugsdaddy! Yeah, It can get pretty hairy out there in poem thinking land! And if you don't forget, get some yogurt for me too!

              • dusk arising

                Ahhh thats one of those top of the stairs moments isn't it 'now what have i come upstairs for?'

                • FredPeyer

                  Thanks da! Do you believe in the hereafter?
                  I do, every time I walk to the bedroom, stand there, and go "what am I here after?"

                • Louis Gibbs

                  I had a fleeting thought on a clever response to this poem ... but, alas! You speak for us all, Fred.

                  • FredPeyer

                    Thank you Louis, great comment, LOL!

                  • Santita

                    Or one of the moments of "why did I come into the kitchen?" Lol. A very relatable piece, Fred - the man of any topic!

                    • FredPeyer

                      Mahalo Santi! Ending up in the kitchen is usually not too bad, no matter what, I grab something to eat!

                    • Lawless

                      Here's a thought bud, your coming around. Just let the words flow. I agree with Angelica; it's a good idea to always have pen and paper on you. I've been doing it for years.

                      • FredPeyer

                        Thanks James, after all these comments, I am going high tech and will be buying one of these small dictating recorders. Some of my best ideas come when driving where I cannot use pen and paper.

                        • Lawless

                          Cool. Great idea, I see so many people on their stupid phones driving. It is one of the leading causes of accidents. My commute is only 7 minutes and I don't have time for such nonsense. Although I spend too much time at work jotting down notes in my journal!

                        • WL Schuett

                          My memory sucks I always forget things and never seem to get back thoughts I've had and lost Definitely relate

                          • FredPeyer

                            Thanks WL, I can relate! Usually have to hold my head sideways so the little bit of brain I have is all in one place!

                          • myself and me

                            Short lived thought vanished in the universe, no where to find.
                            Today's thought has been saved here.

                            • FredPeyer

                              Wouldn't it be great to have a thought memory stick?

                              • myself and me

                                I am sure there will be one in the future, but even the memory stick is not reliable. If it broken, you would lost all your memories.

                              • lasergraph

                                Good piece. I have had many thoughts that just died of loneliness.

                                • FredPeyer

                                  Thank you lasergraph, and the older I get the more I seem to loose!

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