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there is a little madness that sleeps inside my head
and it awakes and talks to me each night I go to bed

it speaks to me of heroes and the journeys that they take
from quiet sleep in forests deep it begs me now awake 

its gentle tugs pull back the sheets as if by unseen hand
and whispers softly in my ear oh yes I understand

adventures unbelievable in wondrous lucid dreams 
and there be dragons there to slay l wonder what that means

I now look forward to the night and madness as a friend
and should I die before I wake it may not be the end

for now there is a place I’ve seen just past the forest stand
where madness and adventure wait beyond the things of man

Copyright © mike bross | Year Posted 2008


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  1. Date: 4/8/2016 3:12:00 AM

    awesome poem, Mike Bross. linda
  1. Date: 7/3/2015 7:32:00 PM

    Mike this is awesome, stumbled across this poem. Thanks for sharing. Have yourself a safe and Happy 4th of July.... Love SKAT
  1. Date: 9/29/2009 7:41:00 PM

    Mike, kudos on this selected poem going through the finals! Ruben.
  1. Date: 9/29/2009 11:15:00 AM

    Mike, congratulations on having this poem featured this week! Ruben.
  1. Date: 9/27/2009 11:07:00 AM

    Mike, congratulations on making the first round of the contest...Raul
  1. Date: 9/25/2009 4:34:00 PM

    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week >> James
  1. Date: 9/25/2009 12:28:00 PM

    Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen
  1. Date: 9/24/2009 9:55:00 PM

    This is a very good poem very interesting congrats on it being featured...The Keeper
  1. Date: 9/24/2009 2:58:00 PM

    I like this! I never thought of our dreams as madness; but, I guess when they keep you up or it excites you to the point that you can't get back to sleep that makes sense. I love that your poem takes something simple out of life and makes it sound do poetic and beautiful. Congratulations on getting featured this week!
  1. Date: 9/24/2009 1:49:00 PM

    Congrats!! Love Light Truth Patricia
  1. Date: 9/24/2009 1:34:00 PM

    Interesting perspective. Nice use of rhyme. Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Karen
  1. Date: 9/24/2009 11:36:00 AM

    Mike, congrats on being featured this week...Raul
  1. Date: 9/24/2009 10:01:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round Mike.Wishing you the best in the finals. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 9/24/2009 6:22:00 AM

    Excellent poem, dear Mike. Thank you for sharing and congratulations on this well deserved feature of the week. Lainie
  1. Date: 9/24/2009 4:19:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Mike. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 4/14/2009 2:59:00 AM

    Ahhhh, methinks I have found a kindred spirit. ****Danielle*****
  1. Date: 2/1/2009 2:44:00 PM

    What a great story here Mike and beautiful use of this form!! Been awhile since you've posted your writing here at the Soup. Hope you return soon!!
  1. Date: 9/5/2008 2:25:00 PM

    This is an excellent couplet. The rhyming sequence gives the piece a special spark. I like the flow of your thoughts and how it comes across. Welcome to PoetrySoup. Great job! ~Joseph
  1. Date: 9/3/2008 11:28:00 AM

    A very well constructed couplet, Michael. Great feeling...wonderful rhythm. Thank you for your kind comment on my sonnet. I see talent in your words - I hope you remain here at PSoup as an inspiration for all to see. BTW - madness is the quiet sign of genius. Peace always, John
  1. Date: 9/2/2008 9:35:00 AM

    I like your poem,Mike...Very deep thoughts you've penned here and I really enjoyed reading it :) Dorian