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"Inside the Library of a Mad Man" by Eric Wayne Flynn

Updated on April 16, 2014
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"Inside the Library of a Mad Man"

Up the winding stairs

At the back of the brick building

Where lightning strikes

Casting shadows against the wall

Hostages

Climbing up into the library of a mad man

Pages and pages of old stories

Prose and poetry from past glories

Digging through piles and piles of books

Taking looks

Voyeuristic endeavors within the mind of the clever

Showing us blood in volumes

Bindings of bone

Covers of stone

With leather bound skin

It takes a few of the hostages to flip a page, you can't skim

Or cheat in the library of a mad man

He simply won't allow it

Book after book the hostages take a look

Finding some books with no words

And no pictures

Those are the mad mans alone

He won't share those

In the corner under dust lay piles of paper

Blank

Ready to be written

They're already wrote

They will lie

Under the category of truth

We find an empty slot

The hostages reach into the dark




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    • Eric Flynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      4 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Jodah, I have the same reaction as you.

      EWF

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      The great thing about your poems Eric, I never know what's coming next and they always provide much food for thought. Well done again. I love the title too.

    • Eric Flynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      4 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Jamie, I've felt something growing in my work too, it's nice but it will go away. Thanks for the visit and kind words.

      EWF

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      Your recent poems are really good, I thoroughly enjoyed this journey! Keep them coming. Jamie

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