Be it good, bad or indifferent I suppose I will always be a poet at heart.
One might think “real” writing (you know things like novels, short stories and blogs) would dissuade poetic tendencies but it doesn’t… and it shouldn’t.
Someone once said of poetry, “I honestly don’t know why it flies through my head but it’s like an energy that must be loosed and the only way I know to let it go is to jot it down.” Okay that someone was me but we’ve already established that authors and poets are
insane a peculiar lot. At least that’s what I keep hearing from the voices living outside of my head.
Admittedly I tend to write disturbing prose. Why? I have no freaking idea other than the above explanation and this one just flew in.
Resident of Insanity
He gnashed and smashed his teeth to bits
Hissing shards of peppermint
On face and lace chipped molars lit
While gums and tongue did chide
The air like mud was thick with scent
Red with dread and white with grit
Dentin mixed with blood and spit
Where insanity did reside
He snatched and scratched at lights not lit
Held cries in eyes seen through slits
Pleading, “Someone give a shit
And plump this crumpled pride”
But none could hear his broken mouth
Or see the lights had all gone out
With hand on heart he faced the south
And they say that’s where he died
*Here’s this year’s first reminder that April is National Poetry Month so you have plenty of time to be thinking about it. Whether you read my poetry or that of someone else plan on expanding your horizons.
P.S. My works are not always of such unsettling nature. They’re worse when I’m happy 😉
3 thoughts on “Of Poetry (Resident of Insanity)”
I thought this was great…then again I’m not a poet so how should I know, right? 😉
One does not have to be a poet to have an opinion. I’m not a seamstress but I know which clothes I like. Same goes for painting, music, food…
I’m excited that you liked it.