OVERLOAD

Β 

Chaos

Surrounding cacophony of

Streaming data

Noisy images

Saturating my senses

And I

Like a chameleon lying

Abed a bowl of psychedelic coloured candy

Absorb it all,

Until

Brittle

I must flick a switch

OFF!

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. nrhatch says:

    Awesome post.

    Sensory overload often requires that I flick the switch and go within for a bit.

    *Aah*

    Better.

    Did you paint that chameleon? I love it!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Or pop a cork, Nancy πŸ™‚
      No, it is from fotosearch royalty free clipart.

  2. suzicate says:

    I’m loving that off switch…I use it myself at times!

    1. theonlycin says:

      We should force ourselves to do it more often!

  3. stilekke says:

    ….it`s times like that when i go into my happy place……and sit there with a silly smile on my face….like a dodo…..hiya Cin…

  4. Jamie Dedes says:

    Oh my, yes! Sensory overload. Too much noise, signs, ads, billboards … and right now I’m listening to the cacophay of highway droan, buzz saw, and the bus. Sounds trite to say it, but you “hit the nail on the head,” Cindy! Made me chuckle. Thanks! Going for my blinders and ear plugs now . . .

    1. theonlycin says:

      Breathe deeply πŸ™‚

  5. halfp1nt says:

    Brilliant, Cin. Flicking that switch is so important.

    1. theonlycin says:

      You don’t do it often enough Shorty, don’t know how you keep going!

  6. adeeyoyo says:

    Sometimes even TV background noise is too much – like now! *jumps up to switch it off* πŸ˜‰

    1. theonlycin says:

      Good for you adee, enjoy the peace πŸ™‚

  7. exactly how one feels somedays

    1. theonlycin says:

      Indeed, today promises to be one of those.

  8. deepercolors says:

    Niiice, that’s supposed to be nice with an Ah in the middle. πŸ™‚

  9. opoetoo says:

    Incredible image and such a great topic.
    Made me think of this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0xiWuwGq8M&feature=channel

    1. theonlycin says:

      Beautiful, thanks for the link!

  10. Kavita says:

    that was one bundle of wit!! loved the style, and the analogy!
    I was reminded of phones, laptops, disco lights, and all sortsa things! πŸ™‚ Hitting me in the eye and senses… until I scream ‘enough already’ and shut it out!!!
    lovely poem!!! I see some frustration/irritation in there too πŸ˜‰ (i might just be wrong though…)

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes Kavita, I was a bit … overwrought!

  11. buttercup600 says:

    So full of wit and I should use that off switch more often too!!! Today’s one of those days!! Brilliant poem!! Hugs just for you xx

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks buttercup, I’m going to take one of those ‘slow cooker’ days today.

  12. Luddite Lass says:

    Sjoe, you’ve captured what my little boy lives with every day so perfectly. He has sensory integration disorder and this is how he experiences the world: too loud, too bright, too much. We’re trying to help him find “off” switches for himself. I hope you don’t mind if I print this out for him. He’s only 5 so for now he will appreciate the psychedelic chameleon.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Poor little guy, Luddy, of course you can print it.
      Thanks for the visit.

  13. tracyhsays says:

    Very good read, and so true to life. I enjoyed the jaunt.

    Tracy H

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