Rainbows aren’t a crime

If you can’t charge a person with a crime,
What right does the community have
To make them do time?
I’ve done time for suicide,
Time for travel fatigue,
Time for being bullied,
Time for grieving too.
When will people get it.
When will they see.
It’s not okay to drug me
And lock me away without a plea.
What’s my crime?
Charge me with an offence.
Don’t say that’s irrelevant
Because that’s not making sense.
You want to say I’m uninformed
Because I get lost in imagination?
Well just guide me out of it
Don’t give me chemical laceration.
What about when I do make sense
Am I still mentally ill then?
Or is the victim of abuse
Forever condemned?
People get over things,
They jump those hurdles and create.
They don’t just watch ugly porn
And masturbate,
Unless they’re like that see.
Because everyone is an individual
And behaves completely differently.
Some of us fight physically,
Some of us write,
Some of us play music
And some of us visualise,
Others got out
And get drunk at night.
Others stay at home
And eat more than a bite.
Perception is a focus
And in society
It becomes a prism
A faceted myriad
That give a spectrum to humanity.
Forget about one side
And forget the whole thing,
For the prism is transparent
And if you want
You can see everything.
So listen here you bastards,
Don’t make me cry in pain,
Put our prism into prison
And force those drugs again
So my prism becomes all smashed
And won’t create
The rainbows which are innate.

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Initially NO enjoys reading poems in pubs and other venues around Melbourne and will be running West Word in Footscray this year. A poetry group that meets at the Dancing Dog cafe 2pm every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.
She also enjoys painting and music and has produced several books available on internet book sites like createspace.

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  • Leda D
    Leda Dover 4 years ago

    i love this! great work.

  • Thanks

    – Initially NO

  • S .
    S .over 4 years ago

    I’ve done time for suicide,
    Time for travel fatigue,
    Time for being bullied,
    Time for grieving too.

    what amazing words and thoughts
    one love

  • Don’t like doing time in cells, getting cells extracted and ugly things put in that give me no hope or dream.

    – Initially NO

  • Gregory John O'Flaherty
    Gregory John O...over 4 years ago

    Good one !!!! Reality is no delusion !

  • Reality is perception and what the people I know, trust and love say. They are a myriad of the humane.

    – Initially NO

  • rubyjo
    rubyjoover 4 years ago

    wow, im shaking my head here, this is great on many levels.

  • In so many ways I’d like to be blissfully ignorant. Obviously I can’t be, but I knew at a young age these things were not okay. I read a story by John Shirely called, ‘What Cindy Saw.’ Since then I’ve read Margaret Atwood’s ‘Moral Disorder’ and watched Marj Satrapi’s ‘Percepholis’. These amazingly famous artists tell without hiding in symbols like Startrek did when they created the Borg, they back me up and say: this is not okay. But with hollywood stars dying of prescription drugs and these thugs still able to say I don’t have the right to choose my own medicine, I’m shaking my head too at how this is still happening.

    – Initially NO

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