Cluttered

my mind is like a room,
cluttered by randomness;
each moment filling it
with many new thoughts,
that fly off papered walls.
the words come from all
who come to the room,
leave behind but a piece
for me to remember by;
but I wonder sometimes:
which pieces do I keep,
and which do I discard?
when I choose to clean,
the overflowing clutter.


This is a free verse poem.


This post is shared with and inspired by the picture prompt at Magpie Tales, Mag 221. Also sharing it with The Imaginary Garden and Poetry Pantry.


(26thΒ May 2014)

Sign PNG Image

Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

50 thoughts on “Cluttered

Skip to Comment Form
  1. You know S loves to clean the clutter. He can help you. On a serious note it is really difficult to choose what to hold on to and what to let go out of this “clutter”

    • I’m sure he could, but my bedroom is quite clean already πŸ˜‰ but memories and thoughts… quite difficult to declutter Jb!

  2. Very true, sometimes each a thing is very important to keep and just can’t be thrown away, likewise memories bad or good are hard to throw away.

    • Yes. Because the bad sometimes can be inspiring, and the good ones nostalgic and sad. Memories are confusing like that, Vandana. Thank you for stopping by πŸ™‚

  3. That is like the story of life , isn’t it .. we tend to keep so many things oh i might neeed that , oh i might need that .. and that time hardly comes when we actually need that thing.. yet we hold on

    human that makes us πŸ™‚

  4. i liked those papered walls and that everyone who visits that room leaves a piece..a bit of it atleast so much for food for thought!….but the ‘ink puddle’ has its own way of churning or clearing (as you say) the clutter!! πŸ™‚

    • You and your ink puddle πŸ˜› Onnu chumma poye! Ivide ink puddle illa πŸ˜‰ Only on FB group.

      Hopefully, I can clean the clutter without losing what matters most. Cheers, Akila.

  5. Don’t clean it Leo. Those are things that made you You, and I like you like this. Let the clutter be, but try to find calmness inside that chaos.

    (did I make any sense πŸ˜› )

  6. Loved it… I think we all go through this, but for those of us who want to write, the clutter comes really useful sometimes.. we sort through it, pick a few things to pen about for now, the rest we store away for a time later….

    • Yes, true that πŸ™‚ One thing that is good, and bad, about being a writer I guess πŸ˜‰ But that’s life. Thank you, Seeta.

  7. beautifully done as always Leo!

    De-cluttering is important. but sometimes, letting go is hard.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: