#Blitz Poem – Moments of Madness

“Our mind is like a cloudy sky, in essence clear and pure but overcast with clouds of delusions. Just as the thickest clouds can disperse, so too, even the heaviest delusions can be removed from our mind. ” – Kelsang Gyatso

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Moments of Madness

Falling in love
Falling in swirls
Swirls of obsession
Swirls of delusions
Delusions of grandeur
Delusions of jealousy
Jealousy is torrential
Jealousy is unyielding
Unyielding insecurity
Unyielding fear
Fear of abandonment
Fear of intimacy
Intimacy is frightening
Intimacy is tenuous
Tenuous connection
Tenuous communication
Communication is embarrassing
Communication is cloudy
Cloudy expectation
Cloudy thought
Thought crazed
Thought invasion
Invasion of peace
Invasion of mind
Mind numbing
Mind blowing
Blowing bubbles
Blowing kisses
Kisses forehead
Kisses electrify
Electrify my senses
Electrify my life
Life is exciting
Life is short
Short of breath
Short of jokes
Jokes are corny
Jokes relieve stress
Stress overloads
Stress makes me resilient
Resilient relationship
Resilient during a tough time
Time is precious
Time is indefinite
Indefinite infatuation
Indefinite vulnerability
Vulnerability leaves you open
Vulnerability expresses compassion
Compassion overcomes
Compassion relieves
Relieves anxiety
Relieves suffering
Suffering is unpleasant
Suffering helps you find purpose
Purpose motivates
Purpose gives courage
Courage faces fears
Courage endures
Endures hardships
Endures the journey
Journey is memorable
Journey is spectacular
Spectacular fireworks
Spectacular love
Fireworks…
Love…
❀

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Drawing by Melanie Franz
  • In response to OctPoWriMo2018 – Day 8: Blitz Poetry
  • Note: Trying to follow the calendar to no avail! Still, it’s been fun. The poem turned out longer than I thought it was going to be, but I was on a roll! πŸ™‚
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19 Comments Add yours

  1. iScriblr says:

    Excellent! Loved the flow and play of emotions!❀️

    1. theresaly520 says:

      A disarray of emotions is what I think of when moments are tinged with madness! πŸ˜₯ thank you! I didn’t feel like it was done at 50 lines, so I broke the rules a bit!πŸ˜…

      1. iScriblr says:

        Haha.. Who’s counting! (Esp when the piece is so good!)πŸ˜€

  2. Lwbut says:

    On a roll? I’ll say! πŸ˜€

    I’ve never seen poetry like this before and i quite enjoyed it – the structure and the flow and possibilities really appeal to me. πŸ˜‰

    I’m going to have to disagree with Kelsang though!

    Our minds are not at all like a cloudy sky, they are more like a forrest with well worn paths and many side-tracks. We can get wherever we are going by following the well-worn path, or we can take the ‘scenic’less travelled narrower paths, or we could even blaze a new path through the woods and undergrowth that is heavier in some places than others.

    That last bit takes a LOT of darn hard work though! πŸ™‚

    Many times we just stick to the way we know best… even if it might not be the best way to go anymore.

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thanks, the interesting thing about this poem was that I had no idea how it was going to unfold! That’s the beauty of this style. Interesting food for thought! It reminds me of the poem/book, The Road Less Travelled. It’s interesting for me to explore other beliefs that I may not necessarily agree with. How did they come to this conclusion? What was their lifestyle like? What influenced them? Some people may feel their mind is a prison. Others see something else

      1. Lwbut says:

        Loved The Road Less Traveled! πŸ™‚

        Love your thinking on thinking! πŸ˜‰

        I see many ways the mind imprisons us (and am finding more as i grow!) but i think (pretend?) i am finding keys to the cell door locks.

        I’m not sure though if i can ever get ‘Free’… or just free-er? Where does self-delusion end?

        (Philosophy question for the day!) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

      2. theresaly520 says:

        Hm…I love to think! πŸ™‚ My sister and I even took a photo posing as The Thinker statue created by sculptor Auguste Rodin. Your thoughts are reminding me of a dream I had of being lost in a gigantic labyrinth. I encountered three monks who were engaged in some hobby of sorts. I asked them for directions, but they could not tell me how to get out. Instead, I followed the current of the water of a river that was in the labyrinth. I eventually made it. Always made me wonder about the importance of nature among other things. πŸ™‚

      3. Lwbut says:

        I could tell thinking was something you do a LOT of πŸ˜‰

        Like the Dream…. i’m sure there would be an interesting interpretation to it, especially if you have it more than once, or a similar theme?

        Nature definitely has a prime importance in all our lives and can teach us a great deal – to ignore it or diminish it’s importance to us is a great folly of mankind.

      4. theresaly520 says:

        I do have similar themes of various “guides” or “mentors” in my dreams often. It may be related to a desire for direction in life. πŸ™‚

        I think this is why I do all I can to protect nature. I organized an environmental speaker series at my school which was an exhilarating experience. I do think it’s interesting when I hear about invasive grasses in Australia though.

      5. Lwbut says:

        We have certainly had our fair share of poorly thought out agricultural and fauna imports to Australia with serious consequences to the indigenous populations!

        may i say it does an old man’s heart a great deal of good to know there are SOME of today’s generation who do not spend ALL their time playing Fortnite! πŸ™‚

        You are to be highly commended young lady! πŸ˜‰

      6. theresaly520 says:

        Well, thank you! I’m glad I’m not going to contribute to a heart attack. πŸ˜‰ I truly enjoy working on these causes. A member from the Peace Corp talked about his experience hacking away at those imports with an ax. Certainly a lesson learned! πŸ™‚

      7. Lwbut says:

        We have lots of lessons to be learned it seems! πŸ˜‰ I was wondering about foxes – they are a serious pest here in Aus. They are not native to the country and i seriously doubt people used to bring them over as pets and we have the strictest quarantine regulations of any country in the world ( Ask Johnny Depp!) πŸ™‚

        WE are surrounded by hundred of miles of ocean so my thought was…. where did the foxes come from??

        One may have managed to get on board a ship in the old days – but a voyage out here took 2 months minimum? How did they breed if single animals stowed away? Weird!?

  3. Well done! Powerful flow of emotion!❀️😊

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you! I felt a lot of things when typing it up! It was a rollercoaster ride!☺

      1. You’re welcome! πŸ™‚
        I think the emotions we’re writing about are frequently at the surface as we write it.

  4. Loved the poem. The pictures were moving, too! Awesome.

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you! I love these images. Really set the mood for me! ❀

  5. Olga says:

    Interesting poetic form. I may try it one day, but break the rules also. Make it less than 50 lines. A mini-blitz. πŸ™‚

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Mini-blitz, I love it!

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