poet John Sensele

John Sensele

Reality's Mind

Stamina and countenance stormed a mind
Sapped of energy and swept in a sombre sense
Where loss dwelt when frustration and misery
In their quest to inflict pain and torment
On souls bathed by love and passion
Dreaded footsteps prompted by time's turn to claim rent.

To enjoy accommodation, tenants paid rent
On time to Time, the landlord, whose mind
Driven by greed and envy, loathed passion,
Compassion, empathy although its sense
Of fair play delighted in the torment
Time inflicted on souls with abnormal payloads of misery.

Forlorn and torn in heaps of misery
Souls rebelled, revolted and boycotted rent
Charges despite rising seas of torment
Launched from Cape Canaveral to mind
The Interpersonal Sentimental Station to sense
Depths, lengths and breadths of utopian passion.

Tectonic, automatic and instamatic passion
Counted for little against the background in which misery
Weighed heavily on souls whose balance sense
Spun out of control when due rent
Vented wrath on a Lilliputian mind
Which unleashed a plethora of Gargantuan torment.

Like somnambulists, aching souls bore the brunt of torment
Badly, swearing and cursing at will when driven by passion
They went ballistic and didn't mind
Which detractors and sadists catalysed misery
In the pretext of claiming rent
And underlying assumptions making no sense.

Betrayed by circumstances, souls shunted aside common sense
Preferring instead to thwart torment
That surcharged and overcharged rent
Within the context of heated passion
Plunged to low ebbs of misery
That, in the end, pulverised reality's mind.

Nonsense and common sense deflected arrows of passion
From the bull's eye when torment came calling in the wake of misery
Arising from rent charges to sanitise reality's blind mind.

Topic(s) of this poem: poems

Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 31, 2016

Form: Sestina


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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (3/31/2016 5:22:00 AM)

    Stamina! ! ! With the arrows of passion. Thanks for sharing.

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