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Love, Mania, and Verse

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Love, Mania, and Verse

Love, Mania, and Verse

The pendulum swings,
while the mania in my head,
strips me bare and yanks me,
into the cauldron of love.

Once again,
never divining the tea leaves,
knowing, always knowing,
the gnawing knots of unease,
that curl into a fist.

My isolation is a shield,
a suit of armour,
tightly clad around my self,
once worn,
then discarded,
taking its place,
on my barren shelf.

Love, mania and verse,
coalesce, beseeching me,
with timeous forewarning,
not to tread into the quicksand,
that slippery bog of promise.

Yet,
in times past,
in moments present,
tis' that very promise,
that I cling to.

At times I lose,
myself in the crowd,
rebelling in the solitude found there,

at times I claw,
my way back to the now,
aching for the pain that stings,

the buried voice that sings,
dirges to forgotten emotions,

scribbled verse that flings,
the toys out of my cot,

while I wait,
for the mania to stop,

knowing,
always knowing,
that it shall be,

merely a matter of time,
before the other shoe,
must, as always, 
drop.

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  1. Date: 2/27/2013 7:44:00 AM

    Love this poem--very descriptive an accurately portrayed -- something I identify with. Welcome to poetrysoup..recently joined myself. You have posted so many great poems in such a short space of time--talented poets are all cleary S/African ;)

    Of Verses Avatar Scribbler Of Verses Date: 2/27/2013 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A fellow South African! greetings, compatriot! thanks for your kind and warm words, and do stay in touch... and baie dankie, siyabonga, thank you, for the official welcome! S/African scribblers ever onwards! hamba kahle and gaan in vrede