Val Brooklyn Rogers


What Madness Be - Poem by Val Brooklyn Rogers

Madness be a delicious cocktail with a harmonious hilarity of
Laughter add spices with merriment all day long.
Madness be a city in joyous turmoil expanding at the borders
Where everyone belts out a tuneless song.
Madness be in defense of all insanity knowing something's off key.
An overwhelming wonderment about life on the other side.
Smash the bottle full throttle.
Madness be an ocean without life in its sea. It be a world
Without sea on its earth.
Madness be the sun without the rain which ties the bow.
Madness be the death of living life alive.
Most of all madness be madness with reason to exist.
It must persist.

Topic(s) of this poem: madness

Form: Villanelle


Comments about What Madness Be by Val Brooklyn Rogers

  • Chinedu Dike (4/5/2015 7:17:00 PM)


    The chaotic nature of madness well depicted in the poem. I concur with conviction of the poet: MADNESS BE THE DEATH OF LIVING LIFE ALIVE. It is the worst kind of sickness. A lovely poem, well articulated and written with insight. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (4/5/2015 12:17:00 AM)


    I enjoyed this poem, Val. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 4, 2015



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