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by Duke LaRance
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Iím a manic depressive
I am passive and aggressive
Thereís anomolies on my brain
I am criminally insane
Iím a world-class pyschotic
I need a woman whoís neurotic
Iím a twenty-four hour machine
since I quit my thorazine
Things are going very well
since I escaped my padded cell
Just say the word and Iíll be cured
Your loveís made me all crazy

Welcome, oh welcome to Fantasy Island
Just step off onto the wharf
donít trip over the dwarf
Just leave your baggage all behind
weíre gonna empty out your mind
You people all are really fried
thereís just tombstones behind your eyes
Tattoo, oh Tattoo
you little bastard where are you
Letís set these people free
with a chemical lobotomy
I can see it in their eyes
theyíre all just crazy

For what is reality?
it can be whatever we want it to be
And if you donít like what you see
just readjust your reality
Itís those scars and lesions on my brain
that are makiní me insane
For every memory I have of you
is raw, infected scar tissue
I need a woman with a certain smile
and a look in her eyes thatís wild
Constraints of realty just donít pack it
Iím bustiní out of my strait jacket
Your loveís made me all crazy

Copyright © 1995
Duke LaRance, dba Raoul Abrasive Litanies

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Reviewed by Ed Matlack
I keep a padded room on reservation,
And simply as well love,
The Thorazine shuffle,
Burned from the inside, out,
At least if I get it, I will never feel the effects of gout...Ed

(I see they had snow on the 7000 foot level of Northwestern MT...better you than me, bro')
Reviewed by Kathy Pekarcik (Reader)
You've captured BP's to a "T"
Excellent poem.

Your friend always,


Reviewed by Vicky Jeter
Interesting how shades young love drive
24 hour machines onto Thorazine--while aged
love is the hope for returning to a chemically balanced brain. The never ending paradox. Vicky
Reviewed by Dale Clark
Profound and powerful work!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
DUke....excellent poetry my friend!!!!
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
Excellent, Duke! I dove right in and wallowed in the sea of Crazy + Love! I think this would make a great song, it makes me think of some of Pink Floyd's pieces on Momentary Lapse of Reason. :)
Reviewed by john zimmerman
crazy, man!
i like

Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
Sure it is cray and not frustration
this is awesome 24 hours HMMMMMMM!
Well done.
Lady peg
Reviewed by L M (Reader)
Very creative write.
Reviewed by Christine Morell
Brilliant :)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Now how did I get on this island? :-) Great write!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Hold that bus, I wanna get on.
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