Poetry Day: A Touch of Madness in My Soup

Alice in Wonderland

(I got nothing.  This may have been inspired by a random thought or something I saw on television at the time.  Insanity is still a favored topic.)

You look at me

As one would eye a dog

Foamy at my mouth’s edge

Yet docile and sublime

But you believe I’ll strike


Now why would I do that?

Since you’re obviously prepared

You call me mad

And expect me to behave

Then you do not understand


My madness is not wild

It is tempered by my will

Controlled through simple acts

Though it sometimes gets away

Like a disloyal cat


Those are the times

That worry you the most

As if I will break your world

Casting you adrift

In my sea of insanity


You give me too much credit

Though I have considered

Giving you a try

To see how soon you break

Against a true flow of madness

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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7 Responses to Poetry Day: A Touch of Madness in My Soup

  1. L. Marie says:

    And that is the perfect picture to go with that poem. And no the alliteration was not planned ahead of time)


  2. A terrific poem, Charles. Well done


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