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A Misunderstood Lunatic
by Augustine Sam

Sunday, September 19, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A Misunderstood Lunatic

His life, if you care to know, was like a cloud of smoke
       A swirling haze that seemed in no hurry to dissipate  
                  The fury ... of his existence was like 
                      A veritable derision of life itself

                            Yet life clung to him like  
                                 An inflated c
                                     A man  
                                So easy to hate
                           So impossible t
o ignore
                            Like a repugnant haze
                       No pinprick could penetrate

His life w
as shrouded  
n the thin fog 
           Of his i
ndecipherable psyche
                 All around him … an aura swelled
                       Like a whoop of vulnerability
                             A m
                       Perceived as l

About just one thing, his fans & cynics agreed.
      The more you think you k
new him  
           The less you really knew him
            A desire to p
enetrate this myth
              Became their common goal

Yet his life was like a dour billow 
       Over which the sun never seems to shine

                   About his mind
              No one knew a thing 
         Gashed ... alive ... brilliant
                     His mind 
             Their judgement seat 





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Reviewed by john salmon 7/20/2008
wonderful write
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 9/23/2004
Excellent write....very unique and n luck...BHUWAN!!!
Reviewed by jude forese 9/19/2004
a fine example of saving madness ...
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz 9/19/2004
Another brilliant penning...lunatic notwithstanding. The
world's greatest writers, artists, and composers were all
lunatics. And how grateful we are for that! For, through
their sufferings, we reaped the rewards of some of the
grandest artistic pieces in the history of mankind.
Thank you for adding yours.
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 9/19/2004
excellent poem.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/19/2004
Well whoever you are , one thing is sure, you can write!
A pleasure to read an enigma!;-)
Reviewed by A PAX 9/19/2004
the mind is EVERTHING!!!!!!
cannot escape that!
good write!
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