A Poem by dan

a glimpse at a psychiatric blip on reality


a tumbling crash

lights flashing and glaring

in an instant

or forever; time crawls

toward backward, enough to

go screaming through the dying gardens

headed for the hedges,

maniacally seeking the switch

labeled stop.


dan © 2016

© 2016 dan

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I very much enjoyed this and am sad to see you haven't posted anything in quite a while, though I understand since I myself haven't posted anything in over a year. I hope you are doing well.


Posted 5 Years Ago

A amazing poem my friend. I hope you are doing well.

Posted 6 Years Ago

So relatable. The flow and the blunt style captures an episode of panic and anxiety so well. Like you said, it all happens in an instant and time crawls and there's no escape. Your analogies were unbelievable. It's not easy putting these feelings into words, but you did magnificently. I love the analogy to running through the dying gardens. Great work, my friend.

Posted 6 Years Ago

This poem shook me to the core. You describe the extremism of mental illness so well, how excruciating it must be for the person mentally and physically while there is no switch button.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Like any work of yours i like to read it a couple times to truly disgust the meaning and sip the necture of the words to get the fullness of the flavor. This one didn't disappoint. I love the picture it pains and wording is beyond

Posted 6 Years Ago

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Hello Dan , after a long here at wc ,since you had talked about yourself..hope your health is well now..
yes,it is short but demands a very sharp reading..full of reflection..also the music is going to sooth out the mind in parallel way ..

Posted 6 Years Ago

this is amazing! love the music paired with the poem too

Posted 6 Years Ago

This poem so short...yet so full of meaning...It is very symbolic...A place...we have all been ..
I was intrigued by it...Very Well Writen...Debbie

Posted 6 Years Ago

I love this poem. It sends you on a tumbling whorl wind and suddenly haults. It's structure is very appropriate for the content.

Posted 6 Years Ago

dan, I've missed reviewing your work. This piece along side this song does paint a rather mad picture. It can't be helped, and all you want is for it to stop. Your work is always so unique, it really brings actual meaning to the words that you have written. Fantastic work.
Also, I hope you are starting to feel better!

Posted 6 Years Ago

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18 Reviews
Added on September 22, 2016
Last Updated on September 22, 2016
Tags: madness, help



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