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Of Genius and Insanity

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JL
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0 posted 01-15-2012 09:36 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for JL

Of Genius and Insanity
(Rocking one side to another)

She lives on a line
between genius and insanity…

Inside a blurred opaque blister
awaiting death or birth –
she roams across one side to the other,
inside, and veiled from inquiry.
She is supplementary and flattering
to each side, yet distinct…

Although separated by
a micro-thin membrane
each side is the equal
and she passes through
without any pain,
she understands: ‘Nowhere cannot be’
And no one cannot be nowhere
Thus her judgment –
‘If something is nowhere
that something cannot exist.’


Nonetheless, her mind is filled with a fervent love,
yet she perceives that love to be nowhere
so she then concludes,
it cannot be.

Existing to listen to her heart
inventing to be who she is.
But then she asks:
‘Who am I?  
Am I seen as lovely as
I can think of me to be?’


Like a ghost she penetrates that blistered membrane
one side to the other with closed eyes
and disregarding her words from the day before,
and folding those thoughts into diverted faded whispers,
she soon begins to sing…

Her words are on one side of the blister,
and her songs on the other –
they serve to combine into her screaming,
and she arranges those sounds
so as to write another song
and another, and another…

And no one has stopped
to listen, no one can understand.
Offering her only glazed stares.
She sees and hears their words
and understands fully amazed –
‘Does no one comprehend?
I am exactly as I have been,
and I am,
In the same place
where I have always been:
It’s nowhere you can visit.’

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JL



Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!
© Copyright 2012 JL - All Rights Reserved
JerryPat2
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1 posted 01-15-2012 10:04 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I,  for my part, never mind the wine I have consumed tonight, am completely confused. I think I shall leave it at that.

~*~ If they give you lined paper, write sideways ~*~

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 01-15-2012 10:31 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Makes sense to me JL.

Lori
JL
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3 posted 01-15-2012 11:42 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

Jerry, thanks!  I appreciate you stopping in
for a read.
____________________

Lori, Thanks girl!

JL

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

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4 posted 01-16-2012 01:29 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Her words are on one side of the blister,
and her songs on the other –
they serve to combine into her screaming,
and she arranges those sounds
so as to write another song
and another, and another…
And no one has stopped
to listen, no one can understand.
Offering her only glazed stares.

Genius and Insanity, Mania and Despair, Life and Death... none more than a breath apart. I really like this, my friend... and the pondering it invites. *S*

bel1e
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5 posted 01-16-2012 06:54 AM       View Profile for bel1e   Email bel1e   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bel1e

Sounds like me most mornings!  LOL...enjoyed this immensely, JL !

             

Honeybunch
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6 posted 01-16-2012 01:13 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

JL - I'm inclined to think there's more truth and insight in this write than can perhaps be appreciated.  In any case, I think it's brilliant!

Helen
JL
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7 posted 01-16-2012 01:59 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

Ruth, Thank you and I like the “no more than a breath apart” idea.
Glad you could stop in to ponder.
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bel1e, I’m sure this does not sound like you…
haahahahaaa, glad you enjoyed.
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Helen, do you always read between the lines?  LOL.  
Thank you for your kind reply.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

luminosity
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8 posted 01-17-2012 06:27 PM       View Profile for luminosity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for luminosity

I do not know her...or anyone like her...but then again, after reading your write, it seems I almost do know her...hmmmm
JL
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luminosity, Thank you.

JL

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

Magnus
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10 posted 01-17-2012 07:11 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

great write...excellent
Honeybunch
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JL - I also see things that aren't there.  
JL
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12 posted 01-17-2012 08:16 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

Magnus, Thank you sir.

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Helen, what's missing?  LOL, me?

Thank you.

JL

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

Nicole
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13 posted 01-17-2012 08:41 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

‘If something is nowhere
that something cannot exist.’  
She hasn't met Schrödinger's cat, then.  lol sorry, waxing quantum for a minute.

I think there's a bit of this that a lot of people can relate to; I certainly know that I can.  
JL
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14 posted 01-17-2012 09:08 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

LOL , from quantum physics to a place which cannot be nowhere, else it wouldn't be...
I think you have something here.
Darn you hurt my brain thinking about that!

Thanks Nichol, you made my day!!

JL

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

LeeJ
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Her words are on one side of the blister,
and her songs on the other –
they serve to combine into her screaming,
and she arranges those sounds
so as to write another song
and another, and another…


as always, you articulate such paintings in the mind....
enjoyed...
Michael
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16 posted 01-19-2012 12:48 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

JL, this is an amazing write.  Forgive me for not replying to it sooner...  I have read it many times now,  and always with a profound silence looming over me when I am done.  Words alone cannot expressd for me the appreciation i have for this one, I have deduced.  It touched me on a very personal level.

Michael
JL
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Lee J


JL

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

JL
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18 posted 01-19-2012 09:52 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

Michael:  Thank you sir, I am so glad
you could relate.


JL

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

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