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Crazy

Updated on March 12, 2017

Crazy...

 

Voices calling,

whispers rising,

then falling,

face flushed red,

shaking her head,

walking stiffly,

like the living dead,

she was arguing with herself,

and she seemed pleased,

then suddenly,

the argument ceased,

touching people as they walked by,

some smile, others try,

a brawny man wearing a leather jacket

shoved her aside,

she bowed and cried,

then she started laughing,

chatting almost inaudibly,

her brown hair

falling down over her eyes,

she laughs loudly,

then she cries,

but the conflict lies

almost between the morals of God

and the morals of society,

insanity was clearly written

across her face,

but does that mean

she has fallen from grace?

© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks Flourish for checking out my crazy :)

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      You have so perfectly captured the bewilderment and chaos of that unfortunate woman's inner psyche and the varied reactions she receives from others! Very perceptive and well done!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks so much Vin :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Frank, your word pictures are wonderful. First few lines are very powerful.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      I hope not too far moms :)

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      Lissette 5 years ago from Central Florida

      :) It is true what they say, the thought does count - as long as it is revealed. I wonder how far I would have to fall before being caught by an invisible friend and his wonderful thoughts.

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      Lissette 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Fallen from grace... I have thought that once or twice.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      u too :)

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Have a blessed day Frank! :)

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thank you Sunnie my message exactly..:) bless you

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      "insanity was clearly written

      across her face,

      but does that mean

      she has fallen from grace?"

      Absolutely NOT! Mental illness affects so many in our society just like other diagnoses. Sometimes mental illness is the symptom of grave travesties they have suffered. I have worked in the mental health field as a nurse and the stigma that is attached is sad, a lonely existence for many. With a little love and understanding, it is amazing how some of these individuals get better with a little help....Great picture painted here Frank.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks Lathing for checking out Crazy

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Priceless poem, Frank! Excellent picture you have painted here, well described..... Awesome!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks Marlene for visiting my crazy :)

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      Something to watch for! Lol.. Good imagery to describe the "crazies," Voted up!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      very good take on this poem Ruch thank you

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      wow...beautiful description of that poor lady.

      no, is she not insane, it is the peer pressure that is killing her.