The Madness

Wars, and rumors of wars

Famine, pain and suffering

Sin, burden and madness


The madness…


Madness that happens

The moment your boss informs you

That you are no longer needed


Madness that you feel

The instant you walk away

With cash on hand from a payday loan


Madness that encompasses you

When the one you voted for

Lies to you on the tv screen


The madness inside builds and builds

Until it overtakes you


Madness that dwells in your core

At the words from your wife

That she wants a divorce


Madness that overtakes your mind

To wave goodbye to your kids

Every other Sunday night


Madness that takes over

As soon as a wrecker

Pulls away your ride


The madness consumes your heart

And becomes your thoughts


Madness that controls you

A short time after the empty shot glass

Fills your sight with blackness


Madness that takes you away

To another dimension

When the line on the table disappears


Madness that calms you

After the prescription bottle

Feeds you a soothing dose


The madness blurs your senses

But takes you to the dark places


Madness that drives you mad

After the 90th day

Of grey clouds and rain


Madness the second

You step into a crowd of people

That seem to crawl in your skin


Madness when you are out of control

No matter how calm everyone

Is around you


The madness is what makes this world

Revolve on its axis


The madness is the poison

Not the remedy


The madness is a sickness

That can dwell within


The madness can be cured

It can be steered toward joy


Just let the One who has control

Take control


Don’t let the madness prevail

Let Him prevail over the madness.


For more of my poetry try these links:

The Deception

Driftwood

Mountain Dew - a song of love

Standing at the Crossroads...a poem



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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Brother I feel the pain of madness, it took me over a few times in the past 15 years, divorce, booze, loss, kids, every second Sunday tears falling when I take them home. Yes sir the madness that consumes and makes you want to turn the world off.

Then you close your eyes and reflect back to your boyhood and find that the madness started in your own family, abuse, divorce, running away from it all at 16 and hitting the mean streets.

Yup, I've been there done that, now entering my senior years the anger is still there but forgiveness is given but I am still haunted by my past life....Well done Bravo.. I enjoyed how you weaved these words of madness...Peace


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Steve Schroeder 5 years ago Author

Wow! Thank you for your comments and thoughts! I appreciate you sharing what you've been through and I hope and pray that you will find comfort knowing you did and are doing your best! I bet your children love you and look up to you constantly!

Peace to you, too!


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Dawnell28 5 years ago

I love this poem great one. And your right madness does take over just when you dont want it to but then it just happens its not your fault your just not suppose to hold in all your anger.

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