Xelam Kan


Psychosis - Poem by Xelam Kan

Only few dare to see
the darkness of day,
when the sun shines
up in the sky.

But I am in search
of place, where
people may live
without ambition or mate.

My inflated senses are
obsessed with conceits
SHE yield
from the psychosis.

I pray thy blindness O heart,
better go and catch some Zs.
the pangs of spotlight
is not for you.

Topic(s) of this poem: psychology, madness


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Was listening a radio show on 'Existential' Psychotherapy and the story struck my mind.Sometimes we desperatly need such a place.Do you wish for such time and place ever? No, then you're the blessed soul on this Earth.
Hope you will enjoy.

Comments about Psychosis by Xelam Kan

  • Bri Edwards (11/9/2015 5:42:00 PM)


    Psychosis - Poem by xelam kan

    Only few dare to see
    the darkness of day,
    when the sun shines
    up in the sky.

    But I am in search
    of place, where
    people may live
    without ambition or mate.

    My inflated senses are
    obsessed with conciets
    she yield
    from the psychosis.

    I pray thy blindness O heart,
    better go and catch some Zs.
    the pangs of spotlight
    is not for you.
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    “few” who dare? patients or therapists/doctors? ? or both?

    yes, a place where “people may live without ambition or mate” sounds good to me! of course it is available, for a “price”! it is called Earth. I have never had “ambition”, but I have felt a desire, if not a need for, a “mate” i.e. a person to share home and time and thoughts/emotions and bodies.
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    conciets or conceits? I think the latter. but what is meant here I’m not sure.

    In English classes I was taught a “general rule” of spelling words which have an “e” next to an “I”.
    the general (or generally/usually used) rule is:

    “USE “I” BEFORE “E”, EXCEPT AFTER “C”.’ The word “conceit” follows that rule, but the word “weird” and some others do NOT! I SHOULD KNOW! enough people have called ME weird! ! :)
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    who or what is “she”?

    yields “from” or “to” psychosis? ? unclear to me, but “interesting”.

    “I pray thy blindness O heart, “ ………….are you wishing ‘your’ heart/emotions to be blind OR are you ‘praying to’ the blindness one’s heart already has?

    I think I’ll go and catch some Zs!

    this will work its way into my/our November “A showcase for PH poets”, Section B.

    THANKS for sharing. bri :)
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  • Souren Mondal (11/8/2015 5:15:00 AM)


    A very interesting fusion of both psychosis and existential philosophy... A well thought poem.. Thank you xelam... (Report) Reply

  • Rahman Henry (11/8/2015 5:13:00 AM)


    Taken in my fab poemlist....... (Report) Reply

  • Rahman Henry (11/8/2015 5:12:00 AM)


    I like to rate: 10+++++++++....... (Report) Reply

  • Rahman Henry (11/8/2015 5:12:00 AM)


    Welpenned. Excellent presentation. Enjoyable and thoughtful... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 8, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, November 9, 2015


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