The Raving Lunatic

The Raving Lunatic

A Poem by Daisy
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Only the INSANE are SANE in this world!

"

He walks with us on the streets,

Knows every person he meets!

Someone to him, I must have been,

For he knows more than I have seen.

Yet all we see is an aura so vile,

And shut our eyes to that bewildered smile.

 

BUT---

When the world ends up using you,

He’s still someone you mean something to.

While nations fight without a clue,

He just smiles, looking at you.

Now rising weapons are paving our way,

Sweeping innocent lives, off in a slay,

But we still choose the woes to stay,

Yet a glance from him, makes us run away!

 

STRANGE IT IS----

For his joy we fear but mock his tear!

Ah! Humans we are with a mind so clear!

And there he is, rejoicing in his pain,

Lonely, yet, dancing in the rain.

While we spend our lives living all in vain,

Weaving our soul in just loss and gain.

YET INSANE HE IS AND WE ARE SANE!

 

 

 And with every move as he budges near,

Begins a forlorn quest in his eyes so drear.

I know that search, I know that fear,

I know that cry when it’s hard to bear.

I see him more now, than I could hear,

‘Cause deep in me he was always there.

From a lover’s song to a poet’s pen,

He has lived in us, every now and then.

You will find him near if you see within,

He is more in us than he is in him!



© 2016 Daisy


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This could be taken two ways of course, and I'm sure that was the intent. The raving lunatic we see on the street is the one we have in our mind. Writers especially are well acquainted with this persona. It's a fine line we tiptoe and falls are not uncommon. Maybe we should avoid mirrors. Good write.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Daisy

4 Years Ago

I am sorry Ted I couldn't get the point you were trying to make! :)
But I m humbly delighted .. read more
Ted Kniffen

4 Years Ago

Point being that the lunatic could be us.
Daisy

4 Years Ago

Oh Alright Ted I get it! :)
My intent was not to display ourselves as lunatics but to show a .. read more



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i think he scares us so much because we could be him in time...and we know we might just be one street over from insanity at any moment..

a wonderfully uneasy write...

j.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daisy

3 Years Ago

Yes absolutely ! Thank you J. for this lovely feedback :)
Madness lurks within each and every one of us, your poetry is a charitable, yet blunt reminder. Nicely expressed. That graphic is scary, looks like me when I wake up! :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daisy

4 Years Ago

Hahaha...!! I'll take that Paloma! Good one!
Thank you dear for such a heart-felt feedback :.. read more
This could be taken two ways of course, and I'm sure that was the intent. The raving lunatic we see on the street is the one we have in our mind. Writers especially are well acquainted with this persona. It's a fine line we tiptoe and falls are not uncommon. Maybe we should avoid mirrors. Good write.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daisy

4 Years Ago

I am sorry Ted I couldn't get the point you were trying to make! :)
But I m humbly delighted .. read more
Ted Kniffen

4 Years Ago

Point being that the lunatic could be us.
Daisy

4 Years Ago

Oh Alright Ted I get it! :)
My intent was not to display ourselves as lunatics but to show a .. read more
A very interesting point of view. We are all a little crazy inside. I think that is what helps to keep us sane, provided we don't tip the balance... Well done. :-)

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Daisy

4 Years Ago

Absolutely! Thank you for reading and acknowledging it so deeply! M glad you liked it!
I look.. read more
Outstanding! Very powerful and a little frightening as well and I love the picture you chose, it fits the poem very well. I ask my friend Shadow to give it a read so with luck we will get more people to comment :~) Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daisy

4 Years Ago

Thank you Bear for this lovely feedback and your constant support! I truly appreciate :)
I agree dear Poet.
"He has lived in us, every now and then.
You will find him near if you see within,
He is more in us than he is in him!"
Madness is a part of us. We must control the madness. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry,
Coyote


Posted 4 Years Ago


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Daisy

4 Years Ago

Thank you for this wonderful review :)
Coyote Poetry

4 Years Ago

Was my pleasure and you are welcome.
Daisy this one was amazing madness is only the perspective of something abnormal outside of the common view point really life as whole is only defined with these filters like language for an example even is a way of using commonalities as a way of communication it is impossible to know really what other perceive the world as because to what is something to us could be entirely different to them just like madness and abnormalities are just a generalization that place more value on normal or sane but what is normal or sane for with out insanity and abnormality there would be neither with no contrast the world does not take form for it is just the appraised value system we give it but it is inherently nothing unless value is placed i really resonated with this poem as a whole and i know i have him living inside of me and honestly i would be more melancholy than i am now without it this was a very deep poem madness is only a perception the world is mad but it does not know it with all the sick things we do that are considered normal that is what is truly scary and mad i loved this keep these up amazing viewpoint Great job Daisy :)

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Daisy

4 Years Ago

I am so elated to see how deeply you acknowledged the true essence of my work. That was a thoroughly.. read more
TheAimlessWanderer

4 Years Ago

you are most welcome (:
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Ali
We aren't so different from the ones we fear, from the ones we laugh at.

This is such a thought provoking piece Daisy, something which lingers on.

I absolutely love this one. Your best poem till date for me personally!

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Daisy

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much for this profound acknowledgement Ali. Truly appreciate your encouraging views :)

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