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?

always room at da asylum.

Rocky Loder

Joined April 2009

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simple man,simple words,simple thoughts,

just a rant…

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

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