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always room at da asylum.

Ya know folks,
lads,lassies,girls,boys,
ladies, gents,
all those in between and otherwise,
one as to be
plenty careful,
when toying with da word,
playing with da poem,
waltzing,
ohhh so gently,
on da edge of plagiarism,
yes sireeeeeeeeeee Bob,
let us not forget Mary,
and all da rest,
watch yer step,
especially those that delve into
ones mind,
soooooooooo deep,
you are beyond the gates of da asylum,
teetering on da brink of
insanity,
in search of a few words,
to ease da mind, da soul,
da very being that keeps one,
glued to the reality
of humanity,
human I guess is what we
seek to conquer,
ultimately in da end,
destroying it all,
don’t take my word for it,
im just a beast of burden,
a poor mans poet,
with a ten cent dictionary,
full of blank pages,
and a thesaurus full of
nothingness,
let me not forget,
a cheap pen,
purple dreams,
dollar store note pad ,
and a bag full of aching bones,
“ No heroes on mountaintops,
in my world,
just madmen,
looking for a way down.”
Irrelevant!
If you don’t believe me,
just ask,
poor Ezra,
dragged through the streets,
his woman no more,
leaving the cantos behind,
screaming,
all lies, all lies, all lies,
true to his word until the end,
dear Vincent,
bartering with body parts,
on skid row,
searching for love,
driven,
dejected,rejected,
genius,
art and poetry colliding,
fodder for da cornfields,
immortality for humanity,
Hemmingway,
what did you do,
was it scotch,whisky,words or gin,
that led you away to
greener pastures,
full of shotguns, angels and nightmares,
god bless you Gertrude Stein,
Celene,Nietche,Fante,
Dostoyevsky did the brothers Karamazov
lead you to Dante’s hell,
Bukowski,Bukowski,Bukowski,
I raise a glass to you,
for the words didn’t take you,
and the asylum was full,saved by the bell,
I guess you could say,
good old Li Po,
the best of the best,
hopped up on sake,
sailing paper boats of verse,
all ablaze,
down rivers of dreams,
so many more,
of that im sure,
driven mad by the word,
driven mad by the world,
I wonder could it be?
but of course,
not me,
not you,
not yet,
well maybe me?

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simple man,simple words,simple thoughts,

just a rant…

xcuse da spilleng,formatt and punctuation…………….

Comments

  • oscarelizondo
    oscarelizondoabout 2 years ago

    Daaa workie, it rockie, thanks friends, on the serious note, it really rocks, makes sense to me, am I crazy too, he, he, bless you.

  • thank you oscar….much appreciated….

    – Rocky Loder

  • sandra22
    sandra22about 2 years ago

    (I’ll have what he’s having :)

    Every line is a spinner, a winner!
    You’ve lost it man and it works so well…‘we’ all have our own ‘special’ place and I tink this is yours, Rocky :)
    An entertaining slide into the unfathomable and out again, quick smart :)
    Sandra and her padded room :) xx

  • maple syrup and blueberry pancakes…thank you sandra….

    – Rocky Loder

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroabout 2 years ago

    if you scream in the space between words nobody can hear you… that’s when the lunacy begins. Mighty write, Rocky.

  • thank you cosi….

    – Rocky Loder

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 2 years ago

    You gotta be crazy. What you wrote I could follow intently and fully comprehend and I’m insane for sure (I got papers). LOL I truly love the flavores clean clear through!!

  • thank you JR….I think we are part of a great club JR….much appreciated my friend….

    – Rocky Loder

  • MoonlightLover
    MoonlightLoverabout 2 years ago

    And a beautiful rant it is! Yo spillun and punchooasion iz rad!

  • thank you ML….appreciated

    – Rocky Loder

  • markhadafairday
    markhadafairdayabout 2 years ago

    I don’t think I could rant so deep as you just did. This piece to me is a masterpiece. I could not stop reading it and understood each word with the ear of my soul. You nailed it.

  • thank you mark…appreciated…your words humble me….

    – Rocky Loder

  • Misunderstood24
    Misunderstood24about 2 years ago

    “da spilleng, formatt and punction………….” make this piece have that universal madness present.
    Well done Rocky, as always…Good Stuff.

  • thank you kindly…appreciated….

    – Rocky Loder

  • Donna19
    Donna19about 2 years ago

    I think this is my new fave. This is brilliant Rocketman. I read it twice I enjoyed the feel of it in my hears. Yes, I said feel! Got all the greats here and flavored it with your oh so entertaining verse. Really love this work. One of the ones I will come back to over and over. :))

  • thank you Donna….music to me hears…..

    – Rocky Loder

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 2 years ago


    Congratulations! Wonderful work!
    View your feature here, and if you can leave us a comment.
    We love to hear from you.
    Oct 2012

  • thank you tori….greatly appreciated…

    – Rocky Loder

  • PatChristensen
    PatChristensenabout 2 years ago

    A rant with a purpose wonderful write enjoyed :)Pat

  • thank you Pat….appreciated…

    – Rocky Loder

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