Welcome to insanity

Welcome to insanity

A Poem by Nirupama.H
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Was given a line to write on: "Madness, as you know, is like gravity.. All it takes is a little push"( You might recognize it as Joker's line from the Batman series). And this was my poem on it.

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Welcome to Insanity


Madness is like gravity, shh!
The dull frustration follows soon.
All it takes is a little push-
And soon you'll be a wretched loon.

You might say yes to make them proud,
And let them choke you with a leash.
"Boy! You can win" they'll applaud loud,
But inside your head, you stink of fish.

Seen that little shadow creep up your feet?
Heard that eerie buzz in your ear?
The beginning's only a little treat,
Hurrah! Our looney is here.

Now that they know your sun's upside down,
They'll miss no chance to bite at you.
They'll put on your head a golden crown,
And make all your clothes light blue*.

Sometimes I think it's them who's mad
Fighting and killing their own like that!
It's them we're not like- you be glad.
At least we don't shoot our own pet cat!

© 2017 Nirupama.H



Author's Note

Nirupama.H
*By light blue, I meant the colour of patients' gowns.
Constructive criticism is always welcome.

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Love the imagery and humour in this well-written poem. Who is to say what "normal" is? Normal is very different for every one. You well-describe the stigma and bad treatment imposed on "loonies".your words are strong and I encourage you to be happy in yourself and not bother with people who "shoot our own pet cat!" Keep writing !

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nirupama.H

5 Months Ago

Thank you so much for the lovely comment!



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sometimes i think madness is the gravity that pulls others down to earth, while the rest of us float nameless, future-less...aimless...
being really insane, certified, might be the best way to cope with what the world has become...
i like this a lot...and am hiding my cat.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Nirupama.H

5 Months Ago

Haha. Thanks a lot. I'm really glad you liked it.
Love the imagery and humour in this well-written poem. Who is to say what "normal" is? Normal is very different for every one. You well-describe the stigma and bad treatment imposed on "loonies".your words are strong and I encourage you to be happy in yourself and not bother with people who "shoot our own pet cat!" Keep writing !

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nirupama.H

5 Months Ago

Thank you so much for the lovely comment!
I liked your thoughts in the words.
"Sometimes I think it's them who's mad
Fighting and killing their own like that!
It's them we're not like- you be glad.
At least we don't shoot our own pet cat! "
The lines above are true. Madness and sanity is held by many. Need more folks to meditate. Thank you Nirupama for sharing your entertaining poetry.
Coyote

Posted 5 Months Ago


Nirupama.H

5 Months Ago

Thank you for always encouraging me. I'm so glad you liked it.
Coyote Poetry

5 Months Ago

I did enjoy and you are welcome.
Good take on it! Impressed you can come up with this off that one line. "At least we don't shoot our own pet cat!" made me laugh. Thanks for posting, was enjoyable.

Posted 5 Months Ago


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Nirupama.H

5 Months Ago

Thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked it.
Sometimes the ones we should fear the most are the "normal people". Love the whole idea behind this write!

Posted 5 Months Ago


Nirupama.H

5 Months Ago

Thank you so much.
And after all, who gets to decide who's "normal"? Majority?
Here we are you and I
Discussing lovely insanity
A joyous subject and instant high
Yet spoke as profanity

Love for the Madness
Drifting through the wallows
But I must digress nonetheless
As reality follows

Your work was great
magically weaved
Perhaps your trait
hopefully I am not deceived

As my plastic surgeon always said
If you gotta go, Go with a smile

One of the best I read
With flare and style

Matthew

Posted 5 Months Ago


Nirupama.H

5 Months Ago

And one of the best comments I've got
In more than a long while.
Thank you so much. :).. read more

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