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Gone Mad

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“Have I gone mad?

I’m afraid so,

but let me tell

you something,

the best people

usually are.”

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~ Lewis Carroll

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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mad

mind slipped

away from reality

irresponsible inappropriate social behaviors

crazy

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

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heart felt petty love

the verge of insanity

the reason to love

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Poem:

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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

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ME and the Boss

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What’s It Like

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“no poet can know

what his poem

is going to be like

until he has written it.”

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~ W.H. Auden

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Elfje:

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what

who, when

where, why, how

questions with no answers

surprise

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Haiku:

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migrating birds seen

seasons are about to change

natures ebb and flow

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Poem:

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choices: up or down
is it a smile or a frown
a positive attitude of gratitude
or is it just a swing of the mood

do others push your buttons
feelings extracted with a summons
is the mind attached to the emotion
can the view be swayed by a magic potion

is the Pollyanna being realistic
must you always consult a mystic
can we overthink every decision
are your instincts in collision

it’s time: push has come to shove
can you suggest an alternative

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ME and the Boss

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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