Posted by S. Lujan, Nov 30, 2014. 431 views. ID = 6835
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|Late at night, while not feeling well, all I could think was that I couldn't think. Thus the poem that couldn't come up with any mnemonics. :)|
Ode to Mnemonics
Mnemonics is a word used to describe a way to remember things.
But what happens when no one remembers the word mnemonics?
It's funny that the word you want is not what your brain brings;
instead it's stuck thinking of obscure facts like hyrdoponics.
I can remember that Columbus sailed in 1492.
but ask me about something else, and I freeze.
I try to recall and come up with tricks, too.
Like a fun little rhyme that make remembering a breeze.
But it's a true fact that while I can remember
that Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492-
And I know that there are 30 days in September
and all the lyrics to the Christmas songs, too-
But ask me where I parked the van
Or where I left my purse
And this is not something I can-
you'd think I'd be ready for a hearse!
So here's to mnemonics for hard to remember facts
Memorizing the notes and lines of this and that
I will just have to live with the way my brain acts
And give up on remembering...I don't know what.Copyright 2014 S. Lujan. All rights reserved. FifteenMinutesOfFiction.com has been granted non-exclusive rights to display this work. For permission to reprint this item, please contact the author.
|This post is part of a writing prompt: Mnemonics|
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