Stefanie Fontker


Asylum - Poem by Stefanie Fontker

Mad Woman,
Where are you kept?
Hidden amongst the others
Those like you,
Injected with apathy
Snorting their pills
Just another
Hideous face
In the corridors
Plain lady,
Lipstick smeared
Across your face
Stop biting your nails
Quit scratching your cuts
Who has last visited,
Your mother
Or your lover?
Circus act, freak
You are the main show
Do they bring flasks
To your meetings?
Have they come to watch
You frolic in the trees?
Happy, carefree
As your nurse
Tugs on your leash
'Come here, girl
Your medicine is ready! '


Comments about Asylum by Stefanie Fontker

  • Dave Walker (9/11/2011 3:55:00 AM)

    Great poem. I've seen a lot of things
    In my time and this poem is bang on.
    Take a look at my poem called dreams
    Of a child. With how things was in them
    Days in england you was always on the
    Edge of madness if you had a bad family
    Life. Really good write.
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  • without a name Face (8/21/2011 9:39:00 PM)

    that is sooo sad, it's like... oh, there are no words, .... it's sooo good. It's amazing how yoou spin words, I think you are AMAZING! (Report)Reply

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  • Allemagne RoßmannAllemagne Roßmann (8/14/2011 5:47:00 PM)

    Bad stories for uneducated and underprivileged asylum seekers be it due to war and or be they are economic.In Canada with its 70% english and 30% french counterparts were also imports from Europe due to Hitler.I dunno how people welcomed them the residents then and now it is the world almost living there be it not not much germans.But the conditions of people are in first occasion very precarious when they come with no backgrounds or education.I dunno what degree of chances they have from governments depending upon the acceptance ratio but god bless them become into worth-mentioning and renowned immigrants (Report)Reply

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  • Tunika OnnekikamiTunika Onnekikami (7/15/2011 12:48:00 PM)

    This is unlike anything I have ever read. It's completely different and tells a story of an unknown world. I love this poem! (Report)Reply

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  • Stan Petrovich (7/13/2011 8:43:00 PM)

    Stunning. Original.
    You are in my Hall of Fame just for this single poem. Soon I will read the others.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 14, 2011


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