Letter From The Looney Bin

Letter From The Looney Bin

A Poem by Erica Daubert

My dearest darling, my treatment has started
I sleep in a box behind multiple locks
and I sit and I rock 'cause my blood pressure's shot
but they tell me in no time that I'll be just fine

They'll twist me, they'll mold me
they'll shape me - they'll scold me
They'll make me exactly like girls on TV


And they say if I'm patient

...that I might just make it

Now I'm not one for drugs, but these pills in a cup
give a long lasting buzz and I'm adjusting to numb
'cause I'm cracking, I'm creaking, I'm shaking, thrill seeking
but they tell me in no time that I'll be just fine

But I shutter, I shatter, I clink and clatter
sneak peaks at the clipboards, they all say disaster
They'll twist me, they'll mold me
they'll shape me - they'll scold me
They'll make me exactly like girls on TV

My dearest darling, do you know what you've started?
They've locked me up tight like a man with no rights
and I try not to fight but I'm lonely at night
but they tell me in no time that I'll be just fine...

...but I shutter, I shatter, I clink and I clatter
The words on their reports, they all spell disaster.
I'll do what they tell me and hope for what could be
they say if I'm patient that I just might make it...

© 2015 Erica Daubert


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Your poems are each so exquisitly unique, and this one really reaches to me. I love the way the person speaks in this piece, it has a resigned sound to it. As if the author feels as if this is necessry too, but in the end all the things going on seem to point to the inevitable. Stupid reports. Powerful work my friend.

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Oh so tasty this write and a dance with the train traveling to madness

Posted 6 Years Ago


applauds

Posted 7 Years Ago


Your poems are each so exquisitly unique, and this one really reaches to me. I love the way the person speaks in this piece, it has a resigned sound to it. As if the author feels as if this is necessry too, but in the end all the things going on seem to point to the inevitable. Stupid reports. Powerful work my friend.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like the real feeling told in this poem. Good drugs can make us feel a odd peace even in a bad situation. I like the emotion and the description in this poem. A outstanding poem.
Coyote

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A very intense and stress filled write. Different though. I like that.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Erica Daubert
Erica Daubert

Philadelphia, PA



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Erica Daubert is a Philadelphia-area singer-songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist. Born and raised in South Jersey, she was heavily influenced by her grandfather, frontman and guitarist for .. more..

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