Thursday, December 30, 2010
On the Edge of Sanity
Falling into darkness
My mind is lost
to the gravity
It stalks just on the edge of sanity. Like the ever setting
sun sitting on a milky horizon coming as a brilliant flash of light
while the sun is pulled into the outer corners of the universe.
That's where my mind balances, on the edge of the universe
between reality and fantasy. A darkened gravity has taken hold of
my mind. I feel the pull, and though I know the call, my soul is afraid
The path is familiar to me. It leads to a place littered with
the broken dreams of sanity. All who travel into those depths rarely
return completely intact. With every passing year, I'm more convinced
that insanity will take me. How long can I live in the fantasies dancing
in my mind before they consume my soul?
On the edge of my mind
the aroma of sanity
Assaults the senses
the bitter taste
I see the line, know it well, but there are times when I much
prefer to live in those fantasies. The draw becomes greatest when I am
faced with turmoil of the heart. How easy it would be to let myself
tumble into the lost realities found in my fantasy worlds.
They say it's imagination, but I know better. The dreams are
far too real. The taste of them lingers in my mind; so flavorful are these
imaginings that I often become lost.
I reach out for the real world...for something to anchor me
to reality. When those precious few reasons are gone, what will keep
me in your world?
A broken smile
touches your lips
The cold light fading
in unforgiving eyes
Ahhh...I see the look in your eyes; the fear behind your smile.
Though you won't admit to the thought, it's there dancing in the back
of your mind. You know the truth, but fear it as much as I.
Do you see the sanity slipping? Is my mask beginning to fall?
Turn now before I lose myself completely. Do not travel down this path.
I could not bear to watch you fall. Better that I should lose myself to
insanity alone than carry the eternal pain of bringing you with me.