I Am Two Fools

“I am two fools,

I know,

for loving,

and for saying so

in whining poetry.”

.John Donne


Elfje: Cinquain
gulp down
mom is sow
dad is a boar
Tanka: 5 x 7 x 5, 7 x 7
selfish self centered
a vain egomaniac
it’s all about me

self love carried to extremes
narcissist is unhealthy
his brain was like a railroad station
thoughts like trains were coming and going
full or empty, most needed a citation
rare was the train that was mind blowing

born that way
the conductor was missing from the very beginning
schedules lost, time was always a delay
who knew what kept the wheels spinning

serious moments when a train jumps the tracks
shrinks and pills offered to work things out
the trains brains had lost their syntax
insane they called it, and it was without a doubt

there are times when the train chooses the wrong siding
the choices between right and wrong are colliding
the lucky can accept a new attitude
the best are those whose heart has gratitude

this metaphor uses a child’s toy
but the real mental illness is not a joy
support research and pray for medical advances
be sympathetic, help the sick pick up the pieces
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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