Shawn L. Bird

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poem- delusion April 29, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:04 pm
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You are deluded.

People are

laughing at you behind your back?

No.  They’re not.

You Interpret casual, general remarks about the state of the universe

as personal attacks.

You are like my fear aggressive dog,

seeing people in the distance

growling from afar, shaking and snapping.

But they’re…!

No.  They’re not.

You need a Gentle leader

to pull your mouth closed

bite back those lies

calm your hysteria.

You’re snapping and panting at air.


29 Responses to “poem- delusion”

  1. Rellick Says:

    Very good. I was in and out of reality on this one. lol

  2. jensenempire2551 Says:

    Mrs. Bird, you would be standing behind me would you, seems you understand my character and disposition….

  3. jburns58 Says:

    Wow great poem!

  4. “Just because they’re out to get you, doesn’t mean you must be paranoid.” :p

  5. T.R. Sanders Says:

    What’s worse is, they can all see the evil in my thoughts! O.o

  6. agarrabrant Says:

    I had this very conversation with a young woman today! Except mine also involved nanobots and mind control.

  7. redgladiola Says:

    I’ve been in this state of mind before. Best to get away, calm down and then think without emotion over-blowing things. =)

  8. Lorien Says:

    Ooooohhh, I love this:
    “You need a Gentle leader
    to pull your mouth closed
    bite back those lies
    calm your hysteria.”
    One, because the “Gentle leader” is doing something that I associate with great strength and I love that contrast. Two because I find the words themselves are biting, forceful. You sure didn’t mince words here– it’s very direct and very powerful. Love it! ❤

  9. tamannamalhotra Says:

    This is amazing.

  10. tamannamalhotra Says:

    It lingers in your mind for a significant while after you’ve read it.

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