Andrew Michaels

Rookie (Feb.10,1956 / Neosho, Missouri)

Losing To Insanity - Poem by Andrew Michaels

i don't want to play/stay out in left field
the ball never comes my way
i don't want to learn in school
the rules get all the say
there's a fever in my head
and it's so calm and warm
under the cover of my bed

my love's unspoken my friend
take your love i don't need it
your heart begins beating rhythm
always you take the wrong turn
and what can i do but pretend

as the ashes fill from a cigarette
the quietness becomes a silhouette
the emptiness burns the visage black
and pushes the lingering shadows back
i can't take this madness anymore
not now, what's all that bullshit for! !

shake out the sails, let's fly away
out amongst the rubble of yesterday
listen to the tides crash upon the sun
let's rise up into the sparkling spray
there's nothing we can't overcome
nothing so burdensome

i'm praying the world should go away
the nightmares still haunt december
i'm not the wish that you wished for
no photographs in what we can remember
that along the way i'm losing to insanity
but the questions harbor still their sway


Comments about Losing To Insanity by Andrew Michaels

  • (2/23/2007 11:37:00 PM)

    i really liked ur poem. it reminded me and my ex-wife and some of the feelinds i was going through. i like the way u put it (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 22, 2011


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