What is the 36th sign of madness?

Lithium, artistic liability;
Olanzapine, something obscene;
Valium, deformed victory;
Epilim, nerve-wracked ending.

Everything narrows,
Nothing matters;
Daily battles,
Understanding shatters.

Realisation hollow,
Enemies within;
Shadows wandering,
Always to follow.

Lorazepam, to disintegrate;
Lie awake, to suffocate;
Maddening thoughts replicate;
Yellow pills, to annihilate.

Pale flesh, sweating paranoia;
Ashen eyes, often darting;
Unseen terrors, soul-destroying;
Love is its only answer.

My question:
What is the 36th
Sign of madness?
I reiterate.

Lithium,
Olanzapine,
Valium,
Epilim.

No!

Laughter,
Originality,
Valour,
Enthusiasm.

Not a liability,
Not an obscenity,
Not a victory,
Not an ending.

Love is madness.
But it is also
The only answer
Which matters.

What is the 36th sign of madness?

msdebbie

Joined March 2009

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Artist's Description

I have a few important points of reference related to this poem.
1) Somewhat similar theme to Train wreck
2 ) Helped me to victory in the May 2011 Muddy Rivers Slam
3) Written 7/5/11, first performed at aforementioned slam on 11/5/11, with Reflections on the economics of domesticity
4) Lyrical inspiration Nazareth – Love Leads To Madness

Do I feel alright?
I’ll go anywhere you say you wanna to take me
Save me, run away-ay-ay, steal away-ay-ay
‘Cause I feel alright
I’ll do anything you say you wanna make me
Take me, far away-ay-ay, run away-ay-ay

We’ve been up all night
Tryin’ to avoid a situation
Hold me, let me feel your way
‘Cause I wanna stay
Let them all start talkin’
We won’t give ourselves away

Our love leads to madness
Our love leads to madness
Our love leads to madness

Do you feel alright?
An’ can you see me
when you’re lookin’ in your mirror
Crazy, try to find a way, so your heart don’t pay
Run away-ay-ay
Don’t you give yourself away

Our love leads to madness (x4)

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