Gone Mad


“Have I gone mad?

I’m afraid so,

but let me tell

you something,

the best people

usually are.”


~ Lewis Carroll


Elfje:            (Cinquain)



mind slipped

away from reality

irresponsible inappropriate social behaviors



Senryu:      5-7-5 ( Haiku with people and their emotions/feelings as a topic)


heart felt petty love

the verge of insanity

the reason to love




memories invade the silence
the noise keeps the mind out of balance
could have, should have, what if
just too close to the edge of the cliff

the brain chemistry is out of whack
another manic depressive paranoiac
diagnosed with an eccentric personality disorder
thoughts replayed by a broken tape recorder

fits all the criteria for a disease
always getting worse by degrees
fatal to the victim before their time
often ahead of or when in their prime

the fortunate are prescribed a magic potion
an elixir that does not destroy the emotion
the mind fights back and becomes immune
new cocktails needed before the next full moon

lives lived in constant confusion
what is real and what is a delusion
the lucky become great artist or poets
institutions for those on the scale the lowest

drawing the fine line between crazy and genius
victims coming from a population that is heterogeneous
the mind is a terrible thing to waste
or was it the soul that has been misplaced

prayers that science may find a solution
man could disappear waiting for evolution
the Great Creator may have His reasons
why every person is fighting their own demons

in the meantime try to be civilized
most people are not as advertised



ME and the Boss









About merb010

Spring Hill, FL, United States Two nice old folks just hanging out, not hurting a bug or anything larger. The years have been kind to us and we now we are enjoying our golden years reading and writing. We are grateful for the God given talents that we now use to help others. View all posts by merb010

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