Sometimes our minds
deceive us,
thoughts oft spilling over
as introspection takes flight.

Our minds tend to steal
our boxes,
those fancy ones filled
with practical reasoning.

Our minds can be
negligent and hurried,
blundering through the day,
then seizing up at night.

Our minds are uniquely etched
with thoughts and desires,
each personal contemplation
deliciously our own.

Our minds can get lost
in the depths of depravity
or swing gracefully to the side
of decency and honor.

Our minds are full of reflections,
ideas, and wonder,
serving as a haven
for the things we must hide.

Our minds can be enigmatic
or effortlessly understandable,
typically only ever failing us
if we give away our control.

And sometimes, we obsess
and overthink because we’re human,
forgetting that our minds
have a mind of their own.

© 2022 Michelle Cook

Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/water-beauty-model-reflection-4658769/

49 thoughts on “Overthinking…

        1. Lol… that generally means you care and so you must care A LOT. Lol…. Overthinkers just want everything to be right in the world, so we think about things until we’re convinced that they are. 🙂

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      1. Hi. I was worried as I shared it before asking your permission. It rings so deep for me I just had to share it. Apologies for not asking first and thank you for allowing me to share it.


  1. Do our minds have a mind of their own? I loved this poem Michelle and will now be pondering this question all day, I imagine a stack of Russian doll minds all emerging as it is looked at and taken apart. Exactly the sort of puzzle I love 💕

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    1. Thank you, Kate. People often question their own thoughts, and so that’s when it dawned on me that sometimes our mind seems to take over, thinking whatever it wants. Lol…

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