Heat and the Brain

Not exactly writer’s block,
But things won’t come to mind,
The heat has fried my thinking power
And words are hard to find.
For someone always chatty
It may come as relief to some
That instead of four, or five or six,
I am struggling to post one.
I’m thankful for the challenges
To boost some thoughts to write
But even those are put on ice
As they don’t come out right.
We have every window open,
There is so littleΒ  breeze,
And I’m likely more to benefit
If Hubby or Maggie sneeze!
I’m drinking loads of water
To cool me down you see,
But all it’s really doing
Is making me want to pee.
Still that’s better than water retention,
I’m hydrated good and true,
And at least in sunny weather,
My fingers won’t turn blue!
Actually, we’re all suffering
There’s no shady place at all,
Each day is the ‘hottest on record’,
Heat oozes from every wall.
The pavements are hot and sticky,
A trash wagon got stuck in tar,
Melted the tyres to the road it did,
No wonder it couldn’t get far!
Ice creams melt before you lick them,
People are swimming in the sea,
The beaches are packing out now,
Kids are screaming in frenzied glee.
Sunbathers lay there sizzling
Like sausages on a tray,
I hope they won’t regret it
When it comes to the end of the day.
So for someone sitting here struggling
To write a post for my blog,
I guess I’ve not done too badly,
Now I’ll go walk the dog!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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16 Responses to Heat and the Brain

  1. Relax... says:

    LOL, very good! Our spell of 90+ degree days with mind-numbing humidity broke last evening. Hope yours does, too!

  2. This one definitely brought a smile to my face – stay cool! (Or try to!)

  3. Ahahahaha! I thoroughly enjoyed this πŸ˜€ like every single word of it. I love rhyming poetry already and hilarious rhyming poetry is a definite yes-yes for me πŸ™‚

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Love and love this poem! You are good at it!

  5. Great poem with lots of laughs . . . .just saying

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