Apr 11      Apr 12

I wage war
That's never been seen before
Is sanity worth fighting for?
I'm not really sure

A calamity?
I call it individuality!

Who is Society
To create this hypocrisy?!?
It seems like such a tragedy
To waste such ingenuity
To dull the creativity

the definition of this insanity is to expect a different outcome
Jaye Tomas
Jaye Tomas
Aug 13      Aug 14

You sit out the days and nights in a room of metal bars
trying to convince the world that they are the ones in prison
while the strychnine and syrup pools on your liars tongue
the music rises and you elbow your way to the center spotlight determined
to claim it
but there is one already waiting
one who owns this time
this performance
and if you dance with the devil don't expect him to play fair
because you are his favorite guest
an easy conquering
a mere take out order
as you choose to let him lead
ignoring the pricking of your thumbs and turning another blind eye
the definition of this insanity is to expect a different outcome
but the only ties you long to keep are the ones holding this monkey to your back
as you take your bows in that spotlight and wait
for the next performance
same dance
same music
never noticing the clanging
as time rusts those metal bars shut
while you peer out
still insanely convinced you are on the winning side
still chillingly convinced you are the winner


This is insanity
Apr 10, 2013      Apr 10, 2013

I wake as your  friend                                     You wake as my lover
I speak as your lover                                       You speak as my friend
I act as your possession                                   You are my possesion
I rebel as your cover                                        A means to an end
I hurt for your compassion                             You live for my acceptance
I injure for your respect                                  Though it's never been withheld
I confide for your emotion                              You crave my direction
I give and you collect                                      Never will you rebel

This is madness                                               This is Sparta
This is insanity                                                This is the price of exellence
I can't be everything for you                          I am your everything
You can't be everything for me                     I am magnificence
You treat everyone the same                         I am fair and righteous
As a friend, yet as a lover                              And yet you seek more
And it's a cruel, cruel game                          Dare you grow capricious
From your twisted love, no one recovers     You'll become one I abhor

I am done                                                       You are confused
(I am never done)                                          And I will not calm you
I am sick                                                        As I am amused
(But I'm not tired)                                         As I drop little clues  
I will run                                                        You'l­l never leave me
(I won't run)                                                  But I'll abandon you
Because I love you                                        You'll always need me
(A better word is 'desire')                             And I'll never need you

Let me go!                                                    My grip is vice-like
(But you're not holding me)                       I'm not ready to let you go
Bring me back!                                            If I lose you, 'my dear'
(But I never left)                                          I must find yet another 'beau'
Love me only!                                             And I've not the time to put effort
(But you love equally)                               In little minions like you
Push me away!                                          I've not a care to give for
(Or bridge this rift)                                    You insects I never knew

Please, disappear                                       I am your torture
One day you'll understand                      But I am your salvation
That the twisted way you love                 I am your executioner
Could coax death from any human        And I am your redemption
Please, disappear!                                     You'll wish me dead forever
Though I'll weep when you're gone        You'll wish me dead I know
I know sanity will return                          And you'll wish yourself deader
And I'll eventually move on.                    When away I finally go

Embrace your insanity; join me in this

We're all a little insane, this is fact.
We all have twisted minds and darkness
In our hearts.
So stop trying to fight your true instincts.
Embrace your insanity; join me in this
never ending madness.

©2014 copyright Michael Cross
Kelly Rose
Kelly Rose
Mar 26      April 03, 2014

It started
with hearts and flowers
but, then took a sinister twist
his cruelty knew no bounds
as he chipped away
at her self-confidence
insidiously planting seeds of doubt
she lost sense of self
destroying her sanity
while she slowly faded away

Kellyrose March 25, 2014

#self   #doubt   #insanity   #sanity  
My insanity is my escape
Kenedy Ell
Kenedy Ell
Aug 15      Aug 15

Reality is not what I see
I know this.
Yet, I believe what comes before me
What my eyes scan.
I know it is merely my mind
Playing tricks
It wants to fool me
And laugh while I struggle through the images.
I know this.
Yet, I do nothing to change it.
My insanity is my escape
It is my way out of reality
Out of my repetitive excuse of life
And I feel sane in the world of the insane
I know my world is a paradox
Yet, I never want to leave it.
I anticipate that without me
It will begin to die away.
My world of insanity
Of my escape.

I constantly tiptoe at the brink of insanity,
Tessalin Kay
Tessalin Kay
Sep 23      Sep 24

I constantly tiptoe at the brink of insanity,
Continuously treading so close to its realm.
Sometimes I wonder if it's worth the trouble
Or if maybe, just maybe
It would be wiser
To welcome the insanity
And tumble in
Head first.

#first   #insanity   #wonder   #head   #tumble   #wiser   #brink   #smarter   #headfirst   #bolder  
I know I’ve reached insanity,
Stephanie Arcadia

I know I’ve reached insanity,
once before in my life.
Because there was a time,
when I was in love.

       Maybe I still am in love.

#love   #heartbreak   #life   #confused   #insanity   #emotions   #scary   #mad  
This worlds insanity
eliza bonnet
eliza bonnet
Jun 6      Jun 8

The hospital lights flicker across the street
The room is foggy but if I close my eyes I can feel you here with me
I try to stay awake because reality has become my dream
It took me years to realize things are what they seem
Put your face close to mine and I'll help you see
This worlds insanity

#love   #world   #hope   #insanity   #scream   #help   #insane   #hospital  
that insanity
Sep 12      Sep 12

i've been fooled
into beliefs
that insanity
is just grief                                                            

that depression
always fades
and tomorrow's
another day

that anxiety
never lasts
and what's done
is in the past

i've been taught
not to express
that no means no
and also yes.

#heartbreak   #sad   #depression   #pain   #anxiety   #insanity   #no   #yes   #express  
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