Compos Mentis

Compos Mentis

A Poem by Jamila
"

Insane to be sane.

"
The Cuckoo's nest
is empty now
silence devours
the fluting
call
bright
feathered plumes
have leached
to grey
lobotomies
reign over
all
sometimes
it feels
so daunting
now
to be lucid
in this
strait-jacketed
void
where the
only tweets
that greet
the morn
come
from
the
paranoid
android.

© 2020 Jamila


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Jamila
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Good evening Madame!

Another great poem on the mentally trying times being faced by us all presently. The cuckoos nest seems empty the plumes of all brightly coloured thoughts seem to have been leached to grey. The silence in itself feels like a straitjacket with nothing to cull its ominous head but the tweets of the artificial android. Hard to get a grip. Feels like a cerebral slicing away.

These are very depressing thoughts to me but I must say, I‘m trying to look at the brighter side and make the most of my time in isolation, trying to write. Though I don’t always have an easy time with all the upheavals around me.

Once again, a perfectly penned, elegantly titled, state of mind, delivered with great impact to the reader. You took me to that dark state of mind. Kudos!

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx so much, dear P. Just inner reflections on the current state of the world, really. It's become.. read more



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oh my goodness .. love this .. love the train of thought .. great hook of a title .. form seems broken and trailing but your theme holds ... raises such a fine question about "sane" ... in control of ones mind .. is that what it really is ... incredible stuff for me this morning .. glad i did not miss it! one of my favorite scenes from the movie https://youtu.be/-pZYU8OGO6Q ..and this:
"silence devours
the fluting" ..i think is stunning .. as is your closing .. we tweet and twit and twitter away in social falsities ... thanks for sharing Jamila ..read it several times to savor :)
E.

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Jamila

1 Week Ago

Thanx so much, E! I appreciate the read and comment.
Dear Jamila, we are certainly living in challenging times. Yes, it does feel like living in a straight jacket. Although we are free to go out more, there is no where to go apart from parks. I am so missing the cafes, shops friends.and family. Did you see that great film One Flew Over the Cuckoi:s nest? Your lines reminded me of tbe insanity in that place. SOCIAL DISTANCING I am sure will drive us all round the bend eventually. Your paranoid android, made me smile. Take care dear poet. Alwats good to read you.

Chris

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Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx so much, dear Chris! This indeed was partly inspired by both the novel and film of One Flew Ov.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Please excuse my early morning typos. My eyes aren't as good as they once were and my phone screen i.. read more
Écriture créative et luxuriante - I really enjoyed reading and socking in the flow and wordplay - nice write! :-)

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Jamila

1 Month Ago

Merci Beaucoup Mon Ami! Many thanx for the appreciation and for stopping by! :))
the cyber masks are more stealthy than the ones we wear walking the streets many folks donning their avatar personalities speak in convenient sound bites for approval and it seems the in thing is to speak of conspiracy these days whatever is trending is the milk of thread for approval. The problem is people don their cyber masks so much more than the one they wear on the street and I think its becoming more of their identity than the flesh and blood one:( that my dear is the definition of insanity is it not? I mean to not know what is real anymore... or fantasy or... your own thought or belief? Just my thoughts on yours dear Jamila Liberty

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Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx so much, dear Robert! It's an interesting view you have presented. I agree that the online mas.. read more
This poem of yours sent shivers down me. If most are so crazy how is the world being run? By mad men? Thats is something to think about. And no hope from the millenials ether. They are worst mostly.

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Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx so much, dear Pearly! Lol. I am a millenial but you are not far wrong with your views! For the.. read more
Pearly

1 Month Ago

Thats why I like reading your poems. You talk such sense. Very few other youngsters nowadays do. Kee.. read more
Feathered Plumes! Now that got my attention straightaway dear Jamila. When thoughts lose their taste, I go straight out chasing the real feathers and plumes in my garden! That can be fun. Or perfom a lobotmy on a mouse I caught under my bed. That's even greater fun. Paris has lovely gardens, rivers and cafes. I suggest you get out and do some cat stretches there. It will help you so much and also get the colours back in your head sooner. Enjoyed reading you again. Cheer up dear friend.

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Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx so much, Ms. Kat! I thought you might like the feathered plumes line! Its right in your depart.. read more
Dhara_Ditzy Kat

1 Month Ago

Enjoy your day dear Jamila :)
As a former mental health worker, this one struck close to home. I think the old style mental hospital imagery is meant as a description of today's world. The current world situation seems psychotic, so if you comprehend it, you just might be detainable yourself. I am fascinated by the last lines, which mention tweets and "the paranoid android." If said robot is whom I think it is, be assured I am contributing to his opponent's campaign every month

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Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx so much, dear John! Astute analysis, as always! And that last line can be attributed to many i.. read more
Nice piece of work! Love it! I like the nod to the book weaved in with social media references.
I don't know what it's like there but this lock down has many going cuckoo.
Had I known I'd be working from home so long I'd have cleaned out my office.
I miss my shoes.
Keep your head on your shoulders! :)

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Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx so much, dear Ana! My head is firmly in place. Its the lunatics outside that one needs to worr.. read more
great reference to the book and flick and gave me a thought....we need someone perhaps Native American...who knows how to live with and from the land...no technology, just know how and care, to break that window out so that we can all escape this chaos.
Release ourselves from this strait jacket of anger and hate.
excellent use of analogy here.
j.

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Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx so much, J! Glad you caught the reference. It was just a bit of a play on that and the idea of.. read more
This virus is a psychiatrist's dream or nightmare depending on him or her being in two minds. Always wanted to say the ''Two minds.'' Lockdown will affect people in different ways, lots will be struggling, isolation is a killer pre virus. People in Britain are staying away from hospitals, so the future for some is bleak. I'm now hearing of people say they won't be taking the vaccination if one ever gets found. I myself will be first in the queue, especially if it's being given in the nearest Bar. Okay I'm dreaming of beer now.

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Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx so much, Paul! The virus lockdown does affect some, just not this poetess. Its more the crazie.. read more
Paul Bell

1 Month Ago

This psychology life of yours is standing you in good stead. The crazies are not having a good time.. read more

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Added on May 31, 2020
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Tags: Poetry, sanity, conformity, social media, engineering

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