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by Ed Matlack
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One of my darker writes, not sure where it came from, just sort of flowed on out...

A Darkness Looms over the Asylum…


Dark & foreboding was his mood,

Came on it did, after taking a lude,

Feel, he did, like his mind was glued,

To the back of his skull so crude…


Kindly and gentle a man, was he, without drugs,

Found himself, generally, in the mood for hugs,

Fearful of the world,

Frightened of pulls on his heart-strings, yes tugs,

Others seem to have found him quite too smug,

Little did they know, how little they did know…


On his bad days, he did kill,

Anyone & everyone who worked at the mill,

Burying them where they fell, but still,

The nicest guy he was, the world would say,

With a very strong will;

Just keep him away from those pills,

And never again would he kill,

Locked up today, in the asylum on the hill,

Passing out “keep you not crazy”, pills,

He has so many there, so many he is able to kill,

Yes, he has all he needs; he has his fill…

        © ed – 3/8/04



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Reviewed by Violetta Alexis 7/20/2013
You really remind me of myself with this poem; the way it was written specifically. The only thing I would recommend is altering the rhythm of the poem to flow more easily. Read it aloud to yourself. This poem has great potential. I mean that. I love this.
Reviewed by Zech Romero 2/22/2011
I hope it's not autobiographical!
Reviewed by michelle noble 1/31/2008
yikes sacry put good loved it
Reviewed by Johnny Smith (Reader) 8/15/2007
Macabre. Gruesome. Murky little piece. Nice job.
Reviewed by Alma Kelly 4/12/2007
Hi Ed I Like your poem it sounds so dark n gothic..I myself like gothic writing and poetry..would love to read more of your works of poetry Sincerely Alma.
Reviewed by Danielle Mundy 7/26/2004
Great comment on the problems "good" drugs can cause.
Reviewed by Todd Cheney 3/9/2004
A great commentary on the perils of psychiatric medication.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/9/2004
through drugs on the mind and anything can happen. Great write.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/8/2004
Very dark and hauntingly well written!!

love Tinka
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