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The Lunatic (Poetry)

Updated on October 18, 2013
The term "lunatic" is derived from the word Lunaticus which means "of the moon" and can be used to describe a person who is affected by the phases of the moon.
The term "lunatic" is derived from the word Lunaticus which means "of the moon" and can be used to describe a person who is affected by the phases of the moon. | Source


Haha Haha Ha! Said the lunatic

Taking off his shoes as he leaned on his hockeystick

To dance on the grass in the middle of a football pitch

The lunatic loves this night.


The police came first to see what was happening

Radios informing them that there had been a break in

A lunatic apparently in the football stadium

They wondered if he'd put up a fight.


Haha Haha Ha! Said the lunatic

Police giving chase to the man with the hockeystick

Barefoot was he as he pranced across the football pitch

The moon was full and bright.


He must be mad! said a copper to another

Or on drugs to be causing such a bother,

Fetch the dogs, psychoanalyst, and his mother,

We'll section him tonight!


But the lunatic was caught under the moons spell

Powerful was she as she made the seas swell

As gravity got lighter the policemen as well

Started to feel a bit...

.... light!


Haha Haha Ha! Said the lunatic

The police had stopped chasing the man with the hockeystick

And cast off their shoes to dance for the hell of it

The moon.. she was glad tonight.




A thatched cottage
A thatched cottage | Source

An interesting fact...

Aristotle and other philosophers believed that the full moon shining on a person when they were asleep could send that person mad. This was to do with the night being light like day, causing sleep deprivation and confusion.

This belief was carried into Medieval England who built their houses with thatched roofs. The roof was constructed to shade the windows, preventing the light from the moon getting in!


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    • Scarface1300 profile image

      Scarface1300 

      4 years ago

      Lovely words, I loved it and enjoyed the interesting fact. I have wrote a few poems about madness and the moons pull so this was right down my street. Best wishes :)

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thanks BlossomSB, I'm glad you liked it! All the best.. :)

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Interesting poem and fun as well. I had heard that story but you told it in such a great way.

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Bravewarrior, Bill and btrbell, thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.. :)

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      Randi Benlulu 

      4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Fun poem. Interesting to learn about!

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Whimsical and fun...well done, Jennifer!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      Funny poem and interesting facts, Jennifer. I love the dancing cops!

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