To my friend with his brain in a jar

I’ve been a way from posting for a bit. Sorry – long story.. sort of.. that I may, but likely won’t get into. I decided to jump-start things by doing some blog surfing and when I get back to do some focused reading… well… a few things seem to be changing / brewing. And just like that, it worked! I’ve written the following poem based on a bit of that observation. I hope the two enjoy!


To my friend with his brain in a jar


To my friend with his brain in a jar
You know who you are
I’m away for a bit and when I return
Seems your heart has started to yearn
For Blue skies

You’ve written of times you were sad and blue
Now it seems Blue is writing of you
A bit of a twist to a brain in a jar
But work it together
I think you’ll go far

For hers is a world where words are spoken
Posted on paper for the world to soak in
Where passion runs high
Feelings are deep
Sometimes you’ll laugh, other times weep

Think not about exes, their time is gone
Think not about worries, we all have some
Think not about thinking, just feel what you feel
On your Gone fishing trip
Just crank in the reel

Jump in, have a ball
Leave your brain in the jar
Throw your heart on the wall
Watch it fall
Watch it fall

It might burst with feeling, that’s good too
Let it slide down to where
She is waiting for you
In a pool of spilled words
From her heart to you

Take it fast
Take it slow
If the time is right
You’ll know
Let it flow


Stephen Kellogg – 2012

About Stephen Kellogg

Poetry, Ponderings, Prose, Photos & Pounding out the Pathways All at my blog... I hope you'll take a few minutes to wander around the site. Not all of what you read there will be happy or sad etc. but I trust my writings, photos etc will encourage, touch, inspire or just make you think…. I really appreciate feedback!! Thanks and enjoy Peace! Stephen Kellogg All of my writings, pictures etc are original works, unless otherwise noted, and should be considered copyrighted.
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8 Responses to To my friend with his brain in a jar

  1. Blue Girl says:

    Thank you Stephen 🙂 I love this! How cool that me and Bruce are inspiring poetry 😀

  2. Sue,
    Thanks for the comment. I’ve written many poems involving other people. People losing loved ones, certain situations in their lives, response poems to other poetry etc. I’m always hopeful, when I write about someone or some situation, that I won’t offend the person so it’s great to get positive feedback.

    I’m enjoying poetry from both of you. 😀



  3. Bruce Ruston says:

    Thank you to Stephen I really enjoyed this as well, it made my smile like a loon and throwing her my heart is a given

    • Bruce,
      Awesome! Glad you both enjoyed it and that I hadn’t missed something there 😀
      I can tell that throwing your heart to her is a given, just trying to encourage you to continue to let it happen as I’m sure you will. Plus, it made for nice imagery in the poem …



  4. sonofwalt says:

    How delightful to see you writing again here, Stephen!

    • David,
      Thanks! I’m glad I finally put something up. I am pushing to get back to a more consistant Posting and Reading time. We’ll see. It’s been a crazy crunch time lately so it’s been hard. But, I can still make time so I’m trying.

      I really miss all the posts and have a good bit of catching up to do as well.



  5. Brilliant writing and soo interesting to read because it provokes great images! Thank you ~Deborah

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