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Poem: Losing Sanity

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Poem Summary

Well my muse hasn't written anything yet for the word prompt, "mirror", but she came up with this one for you.

Thanks to my recent Men in Black episode.

I hope you enjoy it.

"Losing Sanity" is a poem about hiding away in the house with the blinds closed listening to the quietness.

It makes her stark mad without the sound of her furry friends to keep her company. The silence drives her mad.

She walks around with the trigger cocked waiting to take her sanity back.

"Meet Achmed the Dead Terrorist - Spark of Insanity - Jeff Dunham "

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Losing Sanity

It’s a lonely road

inside this cold house of paradise

with the blinds closed like Fort Knox,

hiding away from the hoodlums

lingering outside the windows.


No pitter patter of furry paws

scurrying across the floor,

no sunshine dancing across the walls,

no voices to stop the silence

from creaking in her soul.


It haunts her like shards of glass,

creating thoughts of a madwoman

with a weary spirit

planning her revenge.


Walking with a loaded magazine, the trigger cocked,

stark naked in her secluded mansion

waiting for that moment

when she can take her sanity back.

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Sadness may be madness but the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.

— Miguel De Cervantes

Before Listening to Video

The video below is not completely subject to my words or the way I live my life, but it comes pretty close.

"My Neighbor Is A Bitch - Vince McKinley"

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 08, 2021:

Losing sanity

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 07, 2021:

Lost it

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 06, 2021:

Sometimes we just lose it

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 05, 2021:

A piece I wrote when the swat team ruffled my feathers

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 04, 2021:

Hoping it will be calm ...I've stayed up too late

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 03, 2021:

Tobe

Thank you so much!

I'm glad you liked it.

Peace Tobe Dike from Delta State, Nigeria. on July 03, 2021:

This is a very brillant piece, Brenda. You did of good job of clearly expressing your emotions. I enjoyed reading every single word.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 02, 2021:

Val

Thank you for this rare occasion of blessing me with your comment.

I'll gladly take another 10 years of your friendship...I just love watching Jeff's "Ahmed the Terrorist".

Happy to know I'm not alone.

As for the woman, she'll be fine.

She just snapped temporarily...shebounce back.

Take care my friend.

Val Karas from Canada on July 02, 2021:

Brenda -- By being a fan of Jeff's "Ahmed the Terrorist" you just got yourself at least another ten years of my friendship and admiration. That dummy's "threats" I am taking more seriously than any politician, any justice system, and any doctor working for the World's Health Organization".

As for that woman "losing her mind" -- she'll be all right, maybe she is just PMS-ing or she ate something disagreeable.

Boy, do I love your poetry!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 02, 2021:

Wanting to get her sanity back

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 02, 2021:

Pamela

I tried to edit my comment, but for some reason it didn't work.

That last video I had not seen before, but the Jeff Dunham one I enjoy watching.

I usually try to catch his shows.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 02, 2021:

Rawan

So glad you enjoyed this one.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 02, 2021:

Awe Manatita,

You are too kind!

Thank you.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 02, 2021:

Vanita

Thank you.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 02, 2021:

Pamela

Thank you.

I have never seennthat video before but I stumbled across it while looking for the perfit fit on YouTube.

I hope this weekend goes well, but furst thing this morning the men in black were back.

Not as many this time, but a knock at my door nonetheless waking me from dreamland.

Have a great Fourth of July.

Rawan Osama from Egypt on July 02, 2021:

I enjoyed reading this poem

Thanks for sharing

manatita44 from london on July 02, 2021:

Thiss is a brilliant and very powerful piece!

Vanita Thakkar on July 02, 2021:

Very clear and effective expressions, Brenda. Liked it.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 02, 2021:

I like the poem as it expresses strong emotions, Brenda. It is well written.

The video also fits in, and it is new to me. Everything works in this article even the quotes. Sorry to hear about your experience with your neighbor.

I hope you have a good 4th of July weekend.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 01, 2021:

Vidya

Thank you.

I suppose many can relate to this poem for so many reasons.

Mine was dealing with neighbors having swat team surrounding their place.

Have a great day

VIDYA D SAGAR on July 01, 2021:

An excellent poem which brings out the emotions of fear and insecurity in a compelling manner. Many have felt trapped and losing sanity in this pandemic, being stuck at home. Even the silence becomes unbearable sometimes.Thank God the company of our furry friends have saved us, lol. Thanks for sharing this lovely poem.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 01, 2021:

Rosina

Thank you.

My muse seems to be only thinking about my Men in Black episode today...with the swat team surrounding my neighborhood.

Rosina S Khan on July 01, 2021:

A wonderful and enjoyable poetry piece. I loved going through it. You have described your emotions of losing sanity and then taking it back exquisitely. Thanks for sharing, Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 01, 2021:

John

Thanks.

I guess that's where my mind is right now.

I thought it was a rather cute song, although I had never heard it before.

Take care.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on July 01, 2021:

I like this poem, Brenda. It is especially poignant after the event you experienced recently. I like the song, "My Neighbor is a Bitch" too.

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