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So Tell Me: Am I Sane?

Updated on November 24, 2011

The power in me is suppressed in this daze.

The light from the real world is clouded in haze.

My mind opens up and my eyes just crack open.

The logic appeals to a mind that's not there.

The crazed desperation of a dreamer.

I'm reaching for the world that lives beyond.

The world which cast me in my dazzled spell.

A world I never knew and which there was.

A dream within a dream, so here I lie.

Unsure if I'm awake or if I'm not.

The pain speaks volumes, pulsates through my veins.

My heart it screams obscenities in rage.

And laughs that all this chaos made it mad

the girl which it supports--so is she dead?

Can pain create an abyss just so deep

It pumps the poison through the body's veins

And poisons that which God had meant to live

Enough to drive the sanity insane?

Can pain create a gulf which love can't heal.

Can Torture make the mind turn on itself?

Can Evil make a world which can't exist?

And yet convince the body that its fine?

And are these ramblings of a soul insane?

Or do these thoughts protrude from what is real?

Does the mind create reality

Or does reality create the mind?

So tell me am I sane?


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    • AshtonFirefly profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Thanks :)

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      Scott Belford 

      9 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Loved it, reminded me of my past days before sobriety.

    • Escobana profile image


      9 years ago from Valencia

      The mind indeed can create a reality so vivid, that it's almost impossible to see the difference between dreams and plane day reality.

      I call it a psychoses and I can tell from experience it's very scary. Your poem reminded me of that state of mind.

      Well written! Keep going!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      9 years ago from Shelton

      wow.. your reality is so naked and bare... I love this piece.. mostly because of the gritty rawness.. thanks for sharing :)

    • Umae profile image


      9 years ago from abbottabad

      not bad.

    • AshtonFirefly profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Thanks :)

    • Nefarious_Misery profile image


      9 years ago from on the move

      Dark and powerful work. I love it.

      Voted up and awesome.

    • AshtonFirefly profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Thank you for your encouragement! :)

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      Joseph De Cross 

      9 years ago from New York

      Yes you are! The world is insane for not being as we are. We can have a normal life if we dont worry about the world. Nice words and keep it up!



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