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An idea can float from the clouds on a breeze:

It can settle on rooftops or nestle in trees.

      You can easily catch one from a blackbird who sings –

      And also from minibeasts or other small things.

 

An idea can just slap you bang, hard on your nose –

But sometimes they tickle when they land on your toes.

      They can come gently wafting on the scent of a flower

       Or perhaps from the clock when it next chimes the hour.

 

An idea can come softly from words overheard –

Or perhaps in your garden from a bee or a bird.

     An idea can attack you with words that strike hard -

     And just when you’re resting: they show no regard.

 

Ideas come quietly and they’ll land in your mind.

It’s when you’re not looking that they hit you, I find.

     When you’re quietly relaxing with Dad or with Mum –

     And suddenly!!! Oh goodness!!!  It’s then that one comes.

 

An idea can spring up from a thought in your head –

And disturb you maybe whilst you’re dreaming in bed.

     An idea can come from a scene in your mind –

     Oh carry on searching and your own you will find.

 

 

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By Josie Whitehead

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