Crazy… #Poetry

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Crazy

Do you suffer as I do?

With a melody in the back of your mind

With words you cannot find

Taking the 45 bus to Brixton

A middle-aged woman in the seat behind you

Humming the tune in your head

Do you ask her, only for her to say

She has no idea why it’s in her head

Days later you’re passing a building site

Where the tune is being whistled

by a burly bricklayer.

He too cannot answer your question

A child in the playground, skipping to your tune.

You end up standing in a record shop

Humming it for the assistant

He places an EP on the record player

It’s the tune from an advert,

no longer stuck in your head

The title of which was ‘Many Rivers to Cross.’

It almost drove me crazy

I wondered if we had all crossed the same river…

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#Crazy… Flights of Fancy…

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Crazy

A million stars shine underfoot

The grass ripples in the sky.

We do our washing in the mud

And all pigs must learn to fly.

Clouds crawl along the ground

Trees roots grab the air

Black sun freezes hard

Destruction lives on everywhere.

Our seasons are all backwards

We see no sounds at all.

Our thinking has gone haywire

There are no visions on the wall

We see no light in the darkness

We are confused and glad

We cry at flowers growing

We are both happy and sad…

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