A Litany of Slightest Madness

Source: A Litany of Slightest Madness, by Beleaguered Servant

I have no idea what I just wrote…

I’ve always seen what isn’t there,
And so, I’m under doctor’s care;
For through my window eyes I see
Far, far beyond reality

I see the workings of your heart,
How love leaks out in midnight drips;
And how you’d hide it, if you could –
But will and tongue have frequent slips

I’ve felt you kiss me in the night,
In circles all around my face;
But yet, we have not spoken yet,
I guess you need your breathing space

But yet I see the world set free,
And through stone portals, one lone tree,
A sky of blue, a field of green,
And no more bullies. No one mean.

The doctor says I’m very bright,
Her thoughts will be with me tonight;
I view them when she’s not around
You won’t believe what all I’ve found

Her fantasies are very great,
And sometimes, inappropriate;
She also sees what isn’t there,
So maybe my gift’s not so rare —

But you, blog reader, don’t you know
We all have been afflicted so?
We’re mental patients, all of us,
Who blog for therapy. Discuss.

But still, I see inside your head,
Where you would rather be, instead
Of glimpsing what now you full see:
My steadfast, bald insanity

But maybe that’s not there, as well.
With crazy folks, it’s hard to tell:
Tonight, what isn’t there I’ll see,
And aren’t you just a bit
Like me?

Source: A Litany of Slightest Madness, by Beleaguered Servant

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10 thoughts on “A Litany of Slightest Madness

  1. Bradley June 20, 2016 / 10:36 am

    I’m surprised how much I’m learning to enjoy poetry since I’ve been reading blogs. Never was a fan before. Great post.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kitt O'Malley June 20, 2016 / 1:52 pm

      I reblogged it. It is an incredible poem. The poet, Owen Beleaguered Servant of NoTalentForCertainty.com, is both talented and prolific.

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  2. dyane June 20, 2016 / 6:54 am

    I admire anyone who has the gift of writing poetry!

    I was trying to think of a respectful way to write here that I don’t usually read anything connected with “madness” as it’s too triggering. As you know, I’ve been in psych units 7 times; the first time my baby was 7 weeks old and my toddler was 2.

    Then I saw on this page a photo of me and Lucy, and your reblog of my “Why I Keep Away From Madness” post I wrote what seems like eons ago. I clicked over there to read the sweetest & most wonderful things you wrote about me – thank you Kitt!!

    Once again your words lifted my spirits.

    https://kittomalley.com/2015/03/31/why-i-keep-away-from-madness-dyane-leshin-harwod-marchmadness/

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