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A Patient in Charge
I studied for years and got a degree,
and today I practice psychiatry.
The patients I see are twisted and whirled; 
all seem to live in the weirdest of world.

They tend to see dragons and leprechauns,
witches and warlocks, flying unicorns.
Some even adore...Read More
Categories: addled, humor,
Form: Rhyme

Mining the Pen
the many points on paper shed
a life's addled grey matter drawn
the substance he beckons to have read
a fore life's solid matter flown

the conjured ideas contests bring
all the schmaltzy addled chatter
many light bulbs are a dancing
to tongues of core and matter

I...Read More
Categories: addled, dream, poets, writing,
Form: Free verse
Memento Memories
Another White Christmas
coming down
hard ...
Asphalt bitter cold
Danny Boy blues ain’t o-Kaye-o     
Broken glass Dean-o voice
Martini sing in absinthe stinging
d minor   ~   Road to Hope got
Crossed 'B' out Bing-o

Another whiteout Christmas
Domino tears
Twenty below...Read More
Categories: addled, addiction, depression, holiday, pain, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Trump-et, the Song of Freedom
Trump-et, the Song of Freedom

Sound the call, the vote is in. 
God gave us a New York Real Estate Business Man, 
to run Our Country.
Mr. President.
Surely we are, or-were in great trouble, 
for this to happen.

They yelled and screamed and...Read More
Categories: addled, allah, america, atheist, christian, evil, god, political,
Form: Free verse
Ballad of the Hollows
Woe the few brave
That fear cowered behind
Waiting to deprave
Till shots rung
Viewed as the addled
We are engulfed
We are only
The silhouette of our substance
We have been formed crudely
By the circumscribe of tyrants
But we will not be deterred
The restrictors will not dilute the...Read More
Categories: addled, conflict, corruption, destiny, discrimination, dream,
Form: Free verse

Arthurian Poems
At Tintagel

That night, 
at Tintagel, 
there was darkness such as man had never seen...
darkness and treachery, 
and the unholy thundering of the sea...

In his arms, 
who is to say how much she knew? 
And if he whispered her name...
could she...Read More
Categories: addled, england,
Form: Verse
Icy lace scrawled across the window,
Four star bright eyes looking out,
One pair lit with sleep addled child's curiosity,
Another alight with kitten-ish mischief.

A hand reaches lazily toward the chilled glass,
A soft paw is raised to gently bat it down,
Soft fur and...Read More
Categories: addled, animal, care, cat, child, childhood, december, hope,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Shaman
The Shaman

Corrosion in your soul has oxidized
to heal your poor soul you must be revised
confused and sadly addled with each thought
your deep sleep paranoia must be caught
attach your past of love and forlorn woe
you cuddled each one to go with...Read More
Categories: addled, allegory, dance, freedom,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Water Music

"Water Music"

The Ocean sweeps in
before you know it
your feet are sinking
you’re pulled out with the tide
and Life wraps it’s fluid wings around you, 
you errant, embrace the smother,
retreat has lost it’s hook, and somehow you rise

With a mouthful of forgotten...Read More
Categories: addled, ocean, psychological, symbolism,
Form: Free verse
To Hell With You
Micro-plastics have clogged up one vein
Fouled my stomach, and addled my brain
It is sad to say
But Trump got his way
Pollution remains a profit gain...Read More
Categories: addled, political, pollution,
Form: Limerick

Premium Member Dance of Minions
Window dressings pasted tightly
moisture frames their presence 
barely lit by cigarettes passing
outside in while I sit watching
the random dance of minions 
scattered strains of sound
music plays somewhere, I can’t.... head longs for sleep now, 
childlike, fevered presence roars
cool hands wipe...Read More
Categories: addled, inspiration,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member MOTH--
In a kingdom full of ants
The splendid spider spidering
Deep into that darkness frogging
Death shall bring candlefish
It threw its ghost against the grubs

Deep into that darkness frogging
Death shall bring candlefish
It threw its ghost against the grubs
That moment my soul grew chafer
Through...Read More
Categories: addled, analogy, appreciation, insect,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Storm
On a rainy chilled winter indigo and violet night, 
howling furious wind blows with pounding fist against an old oak 
and its boughs delivering knockout blows to all the leaves. 
Lightning blast over the darkened sky followed by a crash...Read More
Categories: addled, rain, storm,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member When Hell Freezes Over

“When Hell Freezes Over”

He said, “One last kiss for my soul?”
as he lay supine life spilling onto his Last Sunset Road.

The sun had set long long ago.
She lent down, whispered in his ear
Cherry Ripe Red Lips 
her warm breath 
close...Read More
Categories: addled, dark, imagery, muse, mystery, psychological, sensual, word
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member Don't Love Me Too Much
Don’t Love Me Too Much.

Don’t love me too much.
It is a smothering pillow, please
I can barely breathe.
You won’t let up 
with your passionate touches,
your obsessed adulations on reverent knees, 
your addled worship of every step I take
in your adoring presence;...Read More
Categories: addled, love hurts,
Form: Free verse
Modern Hunt
Boots crushing frosted grass-blades,
sun still an ember to the east,
clad head-to-toe in blaze orange
as I climb into the tree stand.

Strap myself in, high on this perch,
gaze over misty fields, half-cut,
nothing out yet but birds, squirrels,
background chittering for music.

Two long hours...Read More
Categories: addled, america, autumn, dedication, imagery, morning, nature,
Form: Blank verse
Restlessness, impulsiveness,
loquaciousness, compulsiveness,
distracted inattentiveness 
and tangent railway tracks.

Complexities, anxieties 
and dopamine deficiencies.
Instant gratification please,
relief for my synapse.

Procrastination, wired sensation,
biochemical frustration,
forget to take my medication. 
Frontal lobe relapse.

Rapid heartbeat, fidgety feet,
hypervigilant, unable to sleep,
central nervous system freak.
Neurological cracks....Read More
Categories: addled, anxiety, emotions, feelings, fun, psychological, rap, words,
Form: Rhyme
Cognitive Crutches
The familiar face looked grotesque.
Indelible imprints of blood stains,
scarred the contour of his body.
His skull had crushed on the windshield..
A rampage had ripped his nerves naked...
Kinetic ardour of the car, exiled him to static rust
in a vegetative state... bereft of...Read More
Categories: addled, car, confusion, death, life, mental illness, rain,
Form: Free verse
Woke Up This Mornin'
I woke up this mornin' on a choo choo train
Bound for Amarillo in the pourin' rain
Starin' out the window started me thinkin'
It's gonna be this way 'til I quit drinkin'
Had an old Cadillac and a gal named Ann
And I played...Read More
Categories: addled, humorous,
Form: Couplet
I’m in this home. THEY put me here
Don’t know the date, don’t know the year
I sit, I think, I reminisce
Of the days gone by, total joy and bliss
But confusion sets in, and I start to panic
Medication wears off, it makes...Read More
Categories: addled, mental illness,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member What I'm Gobsmacks, Bamboozles and All This Confuses Me
What I'm Gobsmacks, Bamboozles and All This Confuses Me

       What I'm Gobsmacks, Bamboozles and All This Confuses Me
               ...Read More
Categories: addled, absence, analogy, character, endurance, grandparents, muse, satire,
Form: Free verse
There Comes a Time
She was tragically wounded in her fragile heart
Betrayed by her lover, the one who tore it apart
with vile words and deeds he chose to impart
leaving her as addled as an abstract work of art

There comes a time when what was...Read More
Categories: addled, emotions,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member The Dilettante Diaries: The Divine Feminine - A Tale of Seduction
“But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet;Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”
–“He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven,” by W.B. Yeats 

“I love you as certain dark things are...Read More
Categories: addled, friendship, fun, happiness, journey, love, romance, sensual,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member Highway Wars
It's closing time, I'm sad to say.
The clock insists it's after five.
Now comes the hardest part of day,
The long, infernal homeward drive.

I leave my job and peace behind
And hit the highway as before,
To traffic tie-ups I'm resigned.
I'm off to fight...Read More
Categories: addled, anger, home, humor, stress, travel, work,
Form: Quatrain
Nothing Between

So full of empty between the ears;
void breeze reasoning,
zero thoughts a-blowing

Banished to the barren cornfields,
multi-grain years of accumulated wisdom
bear no pleasant, golden-age yield

Black sky intellectual famine
was lost cause shuttered-in, 
by a blight of self-centered locust feed

Constant dry spells of self-absorption:...Read More
Categories: addled, dark, perspective, sad, sick,
Form: Free verse