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Below is the poem entitled Insanity which was written by poet Mark Norton. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Look to see where insanity breeds on the walls and in the corners,
Where so tranquil a lonely spirit holds tight all that is left;  
The cloud darkened heavens so thick up high, more streaked with black and gold
Waiting, waiting while what remains softly steals in

Bide the time and listen, while insanity grows in quiet places,
Though intolerant words of sympathy retain a weary man, 
His wanton breath strangely clutched between the heart and mind,
To break the mold his hand did hold to wither the hopeless past

In this place insanity breeds in the darkened corners,
Its silent breadth still tightly held in hand for what is left;
With the cloud streaked sky striped with black and gold
Waiting, waiting for what remains to softly steal in

Copyright © Mark Norton

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  1. Date: 9/20/2013 12:58:00 PM
    this is a very deep and insightful work of poetry. It's intriguing and pulls the reader into your mind. nice job

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 12:21:00 PM
    Mark my Boy : Found your card, got on your site, low and behold, “ Insanity ” caught me in my place, as yours ( only ten feet between, I not think above ) and wonder my Boy, ?, if we are living in the asylum of our bodies ?, of our minds or in this three story abode ? Bill . B. J. “A” 2

  1. Date: 10/23/2012 11:55:00 AM
    Wonderful reading your excellent poetry today Mark. Love, Carol

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    Date: 10/23/2012 9:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hello carol, i'm glad you liked my poem, sometimes there is a thought that comes to our minds and we try to right it down, i would like to read some of your righting, i think i may know you by know. love mark