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The Madness

Updated on January 26, 2013

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


Mountain Dew - a song of love

Standing at the Crossroads...a poem


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    • Dawnell28 profile image


      7 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.

    • Steve Schroeder profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Schroeder 

      8 years ago

      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!

    • saddlerider1 profile image


      8 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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