hocus focus

by Glenn Currier

I wonder what grand hocus pocus
could help when I do not have focus
which is most of the time
after hearing the chime
of the clock and my feet find their locus


Author's Note: I am going to make a new folder which contains poems on the blessings and trials of being A.D.D. By the way, I have been looking for a term to substitute for A.D.D. (Attention Deficit Disorder) that emphasizes the positive side of that condition and/or might have a little fun with it. Please send me your ideas.

Posted on 03/02/2003
Copyright © 2021 Glenn Currier

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Anne Engelen on 03/02/03 at 07:53 PM

I think that's a wonderful idea Glenn. Tonight I was thinking about writing a poem about ADHD myself. My son has this condition and he's been having a rough afternoon today. It's not easy on us, but I know he's having even more trouble with it himself.

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 03/03/03 at 11:02 PM

Heed not details. HND or Heed not disease...Charlie

Posted by Christina Bruno on 03/05/03 at 03:57 AM

this is wonderful, i had a few kids with Add this summer

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 03/05/03 at 02:10 PM

I second that emotion Glenn. A disorder(?) I'm sure most of us don't know that much about. Just the other day I heard on the radio that doctors are reexamining some patients diagnosed with ADD to see if maybe they might in fact be suffering from sleep apnea. The results have been astonishing. Interesting poem BTW shedding light lightly on a serious topic for the sufferer. Thanks also for all your positive feedback on such poems as Islands Of Sanity.

Posted by David R Spellman on 03/05/03 at 06:57 PM

How about DAFT (Daydreams Are Fun Times)? After all a little daydream here and there might just be good for the soul anyway. Loved the humor and wit in this look at the condition.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 03/17/03 at 12:27 PM

Who is focusing nowadays when you have two thousand channels on your TV and 1,999 are cook shows. Wonderful stuff Glenn.

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