On the Verge of Insanity

I’m walking on tightrope

Stepping one…two…three…

 

I once ran on land

Before I lost an important part of me

And found myself walking on this thin string

Between the sky of truth and ground of insanity

 

So if you come across it

Please return it to me

I lost it along the way

But I don’t know where

It’s also me on a different sense

That’s as far as I can tell

I know it has a voice

But I don’t remember the sound

It might have had a face

But surely distorted now

 

I’m walking on tightrope

Stepping one…two…three…

 

I’m losing my balance

But the ground below is scary

Help me find what I’m lacking please

Before this thin string snaps

 

Try searching the churches

I might have left it there to pray

Also, survey the rivers

I might have drowned it to help ease the pain

Go look at the trash bins

I might have thrown it when I was tired

Ask my father who would always hit me

He might have locked it somewhere in the house

Talk to my mother who ran away

She might have taken it with her

Or manhunt the person who owns it

And never gave back its rights to me

 

I’m walking on tightrope

Stepping one…two…three…

 

Go look for it please

Find my weak and weary heart

Before reality crumbles on my face

Before my frail mind gives up on me

 

I’m walking on tightrope

Stepping one…two…three…


Comments:
 
kt6550   kt6550 wrote
on 9/25/2009 8:52:31 PM
Very nicely written.

Trenchtownrock   Trenchtownrock wrote
on 8/24/2009 8:36:39 AM
I can feel the tension in this piece..you create the mood with wonderful word choices and the poem just flowed so well...awesome writing.

Jan
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WISH I COULD DREAM FOREVER


Selene, enchantress of the night,
Chain me with light
To this wonder –
My dream’s zephyr.

Let me drift to a paradise
Where no one lies,
And no disdain
Runs through my veins.

Whisper me Endymion’s curse –
Zeus’ spell verse,
So dire sunbeams
Won’t fail my dreams.
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