Clyde King

Veteran Poet - 1,264 Points (January 8,1952 / San Antonio, Texas)

Paranoia - Poem by Clyde King

I didn't do it. I wasn't there!
Why does everyone gasp and stare?

What's that you say? I can't remember.
Where is the body you say I dismembered?

No, no, that's not right!
I was home the whole time!
Why do you think I
Committed that crime?

I don't have a motive,
There's nothing to hide,
Except this old chainsaw
I must confide.

I was watching this movie
When there appeared
A ghastly figure! With blood it was smeared!

I thought I was tripping
But no, it was real!
I snatched up my chainsaw
I dispatched it with zeal!

There's no mea culpa,
No confession to make.
They're all out to get me!
Oh, for Pete's sake!

Call my therapist now,
He'll tell you alright.
If you're not going to charge me,
I'll say goodnight!

Topic(s) of this poem: humorous, insanity, murder

Form: Doggerel


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Edgar Allen Poe is one of my favorite poets. He wrote about murder and how insanity for a moment can cause it.

Comments about Paranoia by Clyde King

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (6/14/2017 11:07:00 PM)

    Heartiest Congrats on the poem of the Day for this intriguing and humorous poem. (Report)Reply

    Mike KingMike King(9/16/2018 10:10:00 AM)

    Thanks Ratnakar. I didn’t know it was poem of the day! Wow!

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  • Unnikrishnan E S (6/14/2017 11:59:00 AM)

    Hi Clyde,

    Congrats on the poem of the day.
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    Mike KingMike King(9/16/2018 10:11:00 AM)

    Thank you. I just now found out it was poem of the day.

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (6/14/2017 10:53:00 AM)

    I can't remember! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

    Mike KingMike King(9/16/2018 10:13:00 AM)

    Thank you Edward. I was thinking about Robert Browning’s poetry when I did this.

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  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (6/14/2017 9:52:00 AM)

    Your poem is so funny.. a ten... (Report)Reply

    Mike KingMike King(9/16/2018 10:14:00 AM)

    Thank you Lorraine. I just now learned it was poem of the day. Glad you saw the humor in it.

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  • Mazwi SedibeMazwi Sedibe (6/14/2017 6:27:00 AM)

    Hahaha!
    Call my therapist now,
    He'll tell you alright.
    If you're not going to charge me,
    I'll say goodnight! The title fits the whole poem well. thank you
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    Mike KingMike King(9/16/2018 10:15:00 AM)

    Thank you Mazwi, glad you enjoyed it.

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  • Tom Allport (6/14/2017 3:15:00 AM)

    a poem of words that sing along to a worrying sad story of not knowing of doing wrong? ..........wonderfully written... PS love the artwork? Pollock-esque? Na only kidding yours? is much more contemporary that his old drippy style. (Report)Reply

    Mike KingMike King(9/16/2018 10:17:00 AM)

    Thank you Tom. Yes, that’s a small abstract I did and just added in because it looks like the work of a disturbed mind. All great disturbed minds think alike!

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (6/14/2017 2:47:00 AM)

    Congrats on being chosen for the day... i rate it 10+++++
    You may visit my HEARTACHES WILL NEVER LAST... Thanks...
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    Mike KingMike King(9/16/2018 10:18:00 AM)

    Thanks Bernard, I will read your poems.

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (6/14/2017 12:29:00 AM)

    Very well done. I thought I had left a comment on this before, but in any case, congrats on poem of the day!
    By the way, just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you!
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    Mike KingMike King(9/16/2018 10:20:00 AM)

    Very true! Never look behind you because something might be gaining on you. Thanks for your vote. I’m honored.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 7, 2017



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