I tried writing a quick poem under five minutes with whatever came to my head first. I was sort-of inspired by Gertrude Stein’s stream-of-consciousness style and Ginsberg’s “first thought, best thought”, although this misses the mark of those poetic prophets.


If it doesn’t burn

You should have no problem

Interrupting erupting embers

With your cold touch,

Shift with clutch,

Don’t take much of such

With a grain of salt… halt.


Give it a break

For time-breach sake,

Don’t make – if you can’t relate


Come back around,

With walls of sound,

Beat to the ground.

Compound and compensate

For what you can’t make;

Two hands will shake

To seal one’s fate.


Ambiguity spawns ingenuity,

Embellished with stupidity

Cuz I don’t have this planed



Make the consonants crack

By loosening slack

Between word rhythms.

It’s culinary for your soul kitchen.



It don’t take enough

To pull a diamond from the rough

So either keep pressing on

Or call my bluff.

About cognifeeder

My name is Josh. I like to think about things. I also like to write (albeit, “type” might be a more appropriate verb). Sometimes, I can muster these two likes into an enthralling synergy of self-expression. Sometimes not. Cognifeeder was a word I made up in this poem. To me, a “Cognifeeder” is any bit of learned information. A Cognifeeder is a piece of culture, something learned that contributes to one's map of reality. The world is littered with Cognifeeders. Take them lightly. When I’m not blogging, I run Sonata, a digital marketing and SEO agency based in Aledo, Texas.

Posted on April 3, 2012, in poetry and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I like it man. Especially the second to last stanza. Nice language, and it seems sums up the whole first-thought philosophy pretty well.

  2. Certainly makes for an interesting poem.

  3. “Ambiguity spawns ingenuity” awesome. You have certainly used ingenuity to write this one and though it is not planned it flows pretty well!

  4. It works. I most often write this way too, then find rhymes that fit. Many of mine flow like this, so I’m right there with you, this is how I describe it: I never write what I think I should, it always becomes something I didn’t think it would, I guess I shouldn’t even if I could.

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