Samantha Schaf


Samantha Schaf Poems

1. Louis Riel: Playing Insanity 5/20/2009
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Louis Riel: Playing Insanity

It would be easy for me to-day
to play insanity,
with my mind out of its ordinary condition

Although a man,
I am helpless before this court,
in the Dominion of Canada
and in this world

Trying to play the role of insane,
I became what doctors believed to be insane
I believed for years I had a mission
I could see something into the future

Mr. Nolin had a noise in his bowels
I told him it meant something
I said, Do you hear?
There will be trouble in the North-West

I have been in an asylum
The lunatic asylum
of my good friend ...

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