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Foray into an asylum...
by Ed Matlack
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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strictly fiction from a dream...


 

Str8 jacket

Cuffs

Nothing of your own

Naked to the world

Hair cut to the nub, never curled…

 

Bathed

So far unscathed

Won’t come out that way

Is the only good thing I could say…

 

Drugged

By other patients mugged

Everything taken

Clothes, money, virginity

Now I regret my mental fakin’…

 

Better than prison?

Better to hang from a mast mizzen

Hope my self-esteem can be again risen…

 

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/2/2012
Is that what your mother told you? If you keep playing that thing you're going to end up in an asylum? ;-)

Ron
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/1/2012
You must have visited my office at work yesterday. cuz P
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/1/2012
It truely is a bad dream to think of being in a place like that but sadder still is how only a short time ago these places actually existed and were encouraged and often used as a place to hide away not only the insane but those who just didn't fit society's idea of normal...good thing you weren't around then Ed. oops
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Reviewed by Laurel Lamperd 5/31/2012
Goodness. What traumatic writing. Sharp and to the point.
Reviewed by Shirley Houston 5/31/2012
Whew!!! I was in the asylum screaming that I'm okay but knowing my fragile psyche would be permanently altered by the experience. Great write!
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/31/2012
Nightmare!!!!!!!!! Love that quote....giggle...

Anna
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 5/31/2012
Don't drop the soap! I don't know how you come up with all these but yet another morning laugh!

Keep writing!

Good one

Love and Light
Lily
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/31/2012
You get Free Baths? Doesn't sound too bad.
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 5/30/2012
'LEAP TO A LOONEY BIN' !!!
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 5/30/2012
Wow! This really is a nightmare within a nightmare!!

Love ya!

Jane
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/30/2012

All so true, been there done, that had that done to me also Not a fun thing but a necessity when needed.
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 5/30/2012
Ed,
The word asylum is not always the right word for the places we use the word for.
Budd
Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/30/2012
lol
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 5/30/2012
Hah! Mental fakin', eh, Ed? Yep, there are worse things than prison. Then again, it's according to what prison we're talking about heah.
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