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Is This Me

Just a few scattered sprinkles of sanity remain,
holding any hope hostage.
But for what price you may ask?
Is this all that's left?
Will the engine finally sputter and die?
Another moment suspended in time,
and all that settles is dust.
And the pendulum stops half way up,
just to see if I notice,
with that smug, "hey look at me", attitude.
Well someone sure needs attitude, 
and why not the world of the inanimate.
I cried til I laughed and danced in the puddle of tears,
where the years fell like brittle branches,
in the tornado's path.
Cutting a swath through my soul ,
to where all reason takes a final bow;
And lunacy takes the upper hand,
as the mirror screams, " Is this me".
Carl A Fraser

Copyright © Carl Fraser

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  1. Date: 11/25/2012 8:07:00 PM
    Carl, i like to hold my sanity, hostage... I'm sorry to say,, but wow... 2 the thought and line... really out of the box line,, HA..I'm now looking at your line hey "LOOK AT ME"... i kind of have the same verse during my latest poem... well i like to clear myself from all insane thought.. LOL..leaving me to my own sanity.. love the flow and attitude... you are right about all the emotions.. always~ LINDA.... (soup-mail)

  1. Date: 11/25/2012 4:37:00 PM
    Wow Carl...I hope you hold onto those few sprinkles of sanity? Haha...These words scream! Nice!