Tick Tock Tick Tock by Don Matthews

The abstract image of a bearded man's face's side profile and fingers superimposed on the head holding strings and controlling a wooden puppet
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I have an over-active

An over-active mind

I wish it would go stop itself

Go stop and just unwind

Tick Tock Tick Tock

Unwind to where it started

Adjust it’s tick and tock

Back to where I want it

Want my neural clock

Tick Tock Tick Tock

To me this isn’t normal

A normal thinking mind

One who thinks his mind is like

A neuron-clockish kind

Tick   Tock   Tick   Tock

Thank God my mind you’re slowing

Slowing your tick, your tock

Now I can relax a bit

Relax a bit. Take stock

Tick     Tock     Tick     Tock


Don is an Australian writer who focuses on humour.  He runs the ‘Flippant, Comic, and Serious’ website.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. I love it, thanks for the giggle! It felt like I was in therapy LOL.

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  2. kenhume31 says:

    Everything’s guided by the “tick tock” of the clock. Well written Don! 👏👏👌👌😁😁

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      1. kenhume31 says:

        You’re very welcome Don! 🙏😁

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  3. jonicaggiano says:

    This is a great one, and probably one that most of us can relate to as well. Have a wonderful weekend, slow that mind to neutral and enjoy nature. Hugs, Joni

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      1. jonicaggiano says:

        Thank you for you kind response Don. Hope you have a great weekend. 🦋

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