Psycho Ward

Alone in an attic
accompanied with antiques
broken bow of bass
ceramics, China wares and vase
portrait in a summer haze
and pictures, prescriptions,
shoe and shoelace
He mutters his nuisances
but not a single thing
not even the violin’s string
has spoken a word
Pity for the madman

Then and there
the tale tells
This lunatic lingers
in languid loneliness
Deluded in dual dimensions
drawing dots
doodling dolls and dwarfs
Stringed in a straight jacket
Softly snatched in wrist
Asylum’s as dark
as abode of Poseidon

Grasped in a heavy mist
Thin air,
scent of fermented yeast
North, south
whether west or east
Fool’s feast
in four filthy corners
Poor patient
was never at ease
Wails and heavy hails
‘Oh please!
when will this ever cease?’

Mouth hankers for
mashed maggots
living on stools
on manures, on feces
This madman makes
pastries and cakes
out of own mucus
and dozen of dirt

For eons and decades
and centuries and millenniums
Up until the death
of chrysanthemums and geraniums
Jailed in this
dungeon of gore
How he swore
Swore to a devil’s wraith!
‘You, apparition of the damned,
take this soul. I howl!
Bury me into that
hellish hole!’

Hush. Hush.
Walls would speak
as skull was crushed
Banging and banging
Broken bones
Body’s barely bleeding
Blood in brown bricks
A masochist playing
Droplets sipped by ticks

Days and holidays
in helter skelter
Counting breeds of sheep
in this inferno’s shelter
Torn pages from calendars
Two lunar eclipsed has passed
Planetary alignment
and moving parallax of stars
even the wobble of Mars
All has passed
in a frantic hurry, in a rush
Still, solely suffering

And one night
stepping stealthily with all might
A loaded carbine
caught his sight
Bullet and trigger
would soon ignite
The madman captures his fright
Dimmed with clouds
in the moonlight
One click
He took his flight
Eyes closed, he recited
‘ Oh death was bright.
Death was bright.’

Psycho Ward


Joined February 2012

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Artist's Description

psychological , schizophrenia , mental disorder

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