s./j. goldner

(March 2nd,1984 / USA)

Delusional Illusion


Humor is your greatest defense
but the irony has had a bitter influence—
it’s turned compassion inside out
renting more space to doubt.
A heart’s reserved for a lover’s voice
not the angry guilt of sour ploys.
Under the guise a constant lacks—
fallen beneath clandestine cracks.
You don’t stand the test of time
situations find the better rhyme.
It wasn’t a long way down is what I’ll report;
in fact the trip was rather short.
Fighting so long to keep out the darkness—
now you’ll never know what you’ve missed.
No one broke you the news:
baby you were born to sing the blues.
One track keeps repeating in your soul—
while it takes a physical toll.
And in your mind the cleverest confusion:
a slowly unfolding delusional illusion.

Submitted: Sunday, May 14, 2006
Edited: Saturday, August 12, 2006

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  • Kenneth Fordham (2/14/2008 12:06:00 AM)

    I feel you are describing me in this very well written piece. I think you are better than you think you are. (Report) Reply

  • Chris Mendros (4/6/2007 9:05:00 AM)

    can't add much to what Joel said. The lines about the short trip down and the one track that keeps repeating especially resonate w/ me.
    Might just 'borrow' them one day....
    cm (Report) Reply

  • Will Barber (5/14/2006 8:52:00 PM)

    This is a powerful, and insightful poem. Only thing that confuses me, is: how did you know that about me? ! I mustn't forget to mention how well it was written. (Report) Reply

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