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Lunatic's Song

Lunatic’s Song

I think Jesus knows I’m nuts
so why would he arraign me 
in front of all those saints on high 

so sane they’ll never see me 
skipping down the road  at dawn
and not a soul behind me. 

Funnel clouds may tear through hell 
but not the ones inside me. 
They come and go all on their own 

as if  they can’t abide me. 
Today they’re off to New Orleans
so batten down the hatches.

When they return they’ll churn again
whirligigs inside me. 
Yet every day when I get up

I know this much for certain: 
I think Jesus knows I’m nuts
so why would he arraign me?

Donal Mahoney

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  1. Date: 4/25/2010 5:24:00 PM
    Loved the poem. Loved the creative imagery. Love the concept. Great poem. Love, Destiny

  1. Date: 4/25/2010 4:13:00 PM
    I really enjoyed reading this one. Interesting imagery with the funnel clouds, 'batten down the hatches,' and whirligigs inside of you. Chris.

  1. Date: 4/25/2010 1:45:00 PM
    Got a good laugh from your poem, Donal. You have posted a lot of great work; wish I had time to comment on all of it. I can tell you wrote professionally -- perfect use of language and punctuation and always a clever approach to the topic. Very nice! Love, carolyn