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Distractions

You really want to concentrate;
You have your brows tightly knit
Your eyes screwed to pinpoints
Your mental muscles pulled taut

But this monster is seriously determined
Blowing your efforts to mere puffs
Breaking your concentration fatally
Brushing aside all that is your will

The culprit might be that fellow
Thug to the intellectual mien
Thick gobful baboon creature
That torments one to madness

Perhaps it’s that fatty bee
Plunging headlong into clear glass
Perseveringly banging and… banging
Pinioning ones’ attention to its antics

Might I suggest of that jaded bird
Making noises so far from melody
Mocking the taste of the ears
Mashing your concentration to pulp!

Could be the dolorous mowing of a cow
Cutting through the perfect silence
Coursing through your mental efforts
Crushing your attention to mulch

Finally let’s talk of that itch
From the deepest parts of hell
Fighting violently your urge to ignore
Finally trouncing you with a single scratch!



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