...on Poetry and Fiction - Just “One Word” Away ("Insanity"), editorial by Phyllis P. Colucci at Spillwords.com

…On Poetry and Fiction Just “One Word” Away (“Insanity”)

…On Poetry and Fiction

Just “One Word” Away (“Insanity”)

written by: Phyllis P. Colucci

@FictionTarot

 

One word becomes one idea, becomes one sentence, becomes one poem, becomes one story. It must start from just “one word”. Today my one word is “Insanity”.

 

INSANITY

Craziness, lunacy, madness, mania, delirium, delusions, psychosis…all close friends of “Insanity”. Have you ever walked that chaotic road with one or more of those close friends of “Insanity”? I’m sure it was quite a ride and quite a journey – but the trip back home to the world of reason, to the world of calm, peace and normalcy, to the adverse world of “Insanity”, was your saving grace. Welcome back to the road of the “Sane”. Now you may recognize just how vulnerable the human mind can be.

 

INSANITY

Majestic doors of ebony and gold
exude enormous wealth
To walk past, without a second look
is for sure a hint of stealth

Yet like a magnet, your head does turn
toward the ebony and gold
In reverie you do declare
their beauty grand and bold

They open wide to welcome you
In awe you step inside
They slam shut as your heart jolts
Your soft voice full of chide

Loud music, chaos, dancing fools
You turn to run away
The door is locked, you can’t escape
You fear you’re there to stay
“Insanity” beyond the doors
Will surely have its way!

Echoes of this pseudo-bliss
excite your ears and mind
You smile at all the characters
Yet, the macabre is unkind
You may be fooled, past the ebony and gold
yet your heart beats unaligned

A foreign world has captured you
– Harlequins abound!
With the great escape in your mind’s eye
You chase that deafening sound
Towards those doors, of ebony and gold
Your body twirls around
You move with the speed of a Cheetah
For your goal is homeward-bound

So faster you go through the open doors
Each careful step, a gain
The rage in you pushes forth
to the world of the pure and sane!

 

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

“Insanity”…a world we have all visited from time to time. When life takes us there without a plan, only logic and reason can transport us back to the world of the sane. Always be aware, and always be read.

Phyllis P. Colucci

Phyllis P. Colucci

OCTOBER 2019 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
I am a freelance / indie writer (fiction, poetry, blog), residing in Brooklyn, New York.
I retired from a Supervisory/Admin position with a Federal Law Enforcement agency in NYC, a few years back.
Presently, I am pursuing my passion for writing, and most of my writing has that New York edge.
Phyllis P. Colucci
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