From Calm And Quiet Sanity

From calm and quiet sanity
The source of my confusion
Brought riot to reality
And force behind delusion

Assaulting me and leaving me
In silent desperation
Affronting my humanity
Inside this degradation

What unseen force maliciously
Devoid of good intention
Is crushing me perniciously
In thoughts of my invention

Binding me with indecision's
Deepening despair
Blinding me with visions
Of a world that isn't there

The shackles of this grand design
Are chains I cannot see
And yet they check this life of mine
Through false reality

In crushing weight of hopelessness
I suffer silently
A victim of this mind mess
Some might call insanity

Some struggle for the right to live
While others live to die
Or battle through the night to give
Some meaning to the lie

The mystery they can't reveal
Is one with no solution
How can I know if life is real
Or really an illusion?

by Bryan Norton

Comments (7)

The shackles of this grand design Are chains I cannot see And yet they check this life of mine Through false reality- - - -false reality, illusions.. we all live in illusions.......a life long.... it is very difficult to be freed from the illusions. and when we succede to get out of all illusions, then we experience the real...... tony a great poem indeed.
Wow! Stunning work...Bryan, it's so calmly written from an intricate mind. I vote 10++
(cont.) ...... How can I know if life is real Or really an illusion? ................................it IS an illusion! ! ! ! i got a tiny chuckle out of these lines. great job! ........ :) bri i think you are as great a poet as i, BRI, am. you are [ perhaps ] more serious.
(cont.) ..... to MyPoemList for sure! now to finish reading it. A victim of this mind mess Some might call insanity.................more great lines! and m/m/m ........i 'love' good alliterations AND..... (to be continued) .....
some favorite lines: Binding me with indecision's Deepening despair Blinding me with visions Of a world that isn't there ...........you've got the rhythm, rhyme, and it even is understandable! ! ! wow. ;) (to be continued) .........
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