Accidental Poet

Has Anyone Seen My Sanity?

 

Has anyone seen my sanity?

I’d thought it safe within me

When suddenly I detected

Among the missing, it had defected

 

What did I do?

Maybe my own fault, wish I knew

But without sanity my days will be ill

Disorder and chaos the hours they’ll fill

 

What must I do to bring back my sanity?

Certainly a resistance to shout useless profanity

Must keep composure, must stay calm

Retain self-control, no need for alarm

 

Breathe in breathe out

It’s just anxiety no doubt

My sanity is safe and sound where it’s always been

Sometimes the victim when stress sets in

 

Copyright © Accidental Poet 2006

Comments11

  • kevin browne

    love this poem. it's filled with sadness, but, man, it's speaking volumes.

    • Accidental Poet

      Thanks Kevin, occasionally we all have days like this. And in this write, I'd decided to turn it around and throw some humor at it.

      • kevin browne

        that's the spirit.

      • orchidee

        Cooeee, sanity, where are you?! I'm daft as a brush! lol. Good write AP.

        • Accidental Poet

          A daft brush? Ok orchi, if you say so.

          • orchidee

            I dunno how a brush can be daft? Maybe it's Basil Brush! lol

          • Louis Gibbs

            It is probably hanging out with mine somewhere. If you see them first, please send mine home.
            Cute poem, AP!

            • Accidental Poet

              More than likely, all our sanity is just trying to figure out what the hell is going on. ; )

              • Louis Gibbs

                If we really figured it out, it would probably drive us over the edge for sure.

              • Shadowbox15

                That's a powerful poem!
                It's pretty relatable, and flows very well. Keep up the good work!

                • Accidental Poet

                  Thank you Shadow. I appreciate your reading and compliment.

                • lasergraph

                  Mine disappears for weeks on in but usually returns.

                  • Accidental Poet

                    Returns with inspiration for new writes I bet, right? Thanks Ed.

                  • Michael Edwards

                    It's behind you, Oh no its not, oh yes it is, Seriously a great write AP

                    • Accidental Poet

                      Behind me laughing. LOL. Thanks Michael.

                    • myself and me

                      Congratulations. your sanity is safe and within you. No need for police.

                      • Accidental Poet

                        "And why were you arrested sir?", "aah, my sanity left the building, and I got stuck here alone".
                        Thanks m&m.

                      • Tony36

                        Great wr

                      • Christina8

                        Really great poem, AP! A lighthearted poem, I thought! Maybe except for the last stanza. But you clearly have your sanity and you've put it here in this fabulous poem. Great job!

                        • Accidental Poet

                          Thanks Christina. Glad you enjoyed it.

                        • Goldfinch60

                          Very good write and so meaningful in so many ways.

                          • Accidental Poet

                            Thanks Goldie. Just somedays I turn around and it seems to be missing, then I see it's only playing hide & seek with me.

                          • FredPeyer

                            What is sanity? Never had it, don't miss it! Didn't even know I was supposed to have it.
                            When you join MPS, you leave sanity at the door!
                            Love your poem, AP!

                            • Accidental Poet

                              Awesome concept Fred. I love it. And thanks for reading and your honest comment.



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