I Swear I'm Not Crazy

Inspired by 'Girl Interrupted'
A poem about someone denying insanity.

I swear to you I'm not crazy

Mental

Loony

Loopy

The words knife edged, slitting my wrists for me

Don't you dare put me in that straight jacket

Or force feed me those pills

I don't need them

They do nothing for me

Freedom, fresh air

I yearn for it

But I'm trapped between these four milk walls

Gazing out my window

Into normality

Where I belong

Disbelieving eyes peer down from white jackets

Black pen whip across unforgiving paper.

It's all lies!

Yes, I feel sad

Don't we all?

Maybe I see things that aren't really there

Or consider killing myself because nobody cares

Talk to myself because I hate being alone

And scream when people don't hear me moan

Perhaps I need help

With my pendulum temper

But that doesn't mean that my mind's on the bender

I don't need a visit upon your black seat

Or a long plastic tube just because I won't eat

I'm normal

Dandy

As right as rain

And I swear to you, Doctor

That I am sane.

 

 

The End

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