Bob Blackwell

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Unsettled Mind - Poem by Bob Blackwell

I suppose one-day life will get better,

I wonder if John will come back to me?
He really shouldn't have gone,
Life is awful without him.

My headaches,
I feel so tired all the time
I forgot my doctors appointment.

Mother will be arriving soon,
I must put the kettle on.
I must take an aspirin.

Last year John and I went to the theatre to see
'Shirley somebody or other.'
The roses were blooming, it rained buckets.

John and I could go to the beach.
I forgot to get bread and milk; I'll have to go out.
I wish the postman would come.

I expect the tide will be out.
I must do the ironing
Maybe there is a letter from John.

I've got no money,
I didn't do it last week, too many clothes.
I forgot to go to the bank.

I have such a headache,
It was 'Valentine'.
I have a toothache.

Mother will be hear shortly.
Put the kettle on, she'll expect cake.
I must take two aspirins.

The bakers wife died last week, cancer.
Oh dear, I have no tea never mind cake.
Maybe there will be a letter from John.

The dentist should have phoned me.
She'd been ill for quite awhile.
Expect not, he never writes.

I forgot my birthday last week.
The funerals tomorrow,
I expect mother will be late.

He really should not have left me.
I did'nt get a card from John.
Everybody will wear black.

I had a dentists appointment this morning.
She usually is late.
I forgot to get the car from the garage.

I hope she does'nt come.
I must take three aspirin.
Its been there since last week.

I have such a headache.
The mechanic said I really should learn to drive
I wish John was here.

It was not my fault I did'nt see the other car.
I expect life will get better.
It was green or was it red?

There's mother at the door.
I wish she'd go away.
If only John would come back.

She is so critical of me.
I feel awful.
Who is that knocking at my door.

I suppose one day life will get better


Comments about Unsettled Mind by Bob Blackwell

  • (9/2/2009 6:37:00 AM)

    BOB, This is an excellent poem on 'unsettled mind'! I find in it part fantasy and part reality! 'John' is the recurrent theme which links up all the stray verses like a running thread giving the poem its unity! Is John the son? I find it difficult to control my chattering mind! Even when I go to bed, at times it keeps me awake till late! 10++
    -Raj Nandy
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  • Cindy Kreiner Sera (6/28/2009 1:38:00 PM)

    This is a brilliant write Bob - what a topic, interesting read. (Report)Reply

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  • Fay Slimm (9/7/2008 7:47:00 AM)

    Bob this is brilliant. Do we ever see ourselves as others see us? An unsettled mind for sure, so very well written Ten from Fay. (Report)Reply

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  • Kesav Easwaran (8/10/2008 3:04:00 AM)

    an unsettled mind settles down to write...this beautifully touching poem, in brief, is a card to john...john, who left, not to receive this to read...the three lines commencing 'He really should not...' are painful and poetic...ten grade (Report)Reply

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  • (11/25/2007 6:04:00 AM)

    Bob, if one is going to write a poem about an unsettled mind...I suggest they do it like this. Wonderful piece of writing.
    Best regards,
    Ian
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  • (10/17/2006 2:04:00 PM)

    Yes you have portrayed a very unsettled mind. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 14, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 16, 2010


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