The Bliss of Madness


I always find meaning
in madness.

It’s hard to know
who we are at times.
Our attention wavering
before the buttons are undone.

Plans run off with good ideas.
The future -crumbling paper mache
Our art supplies scattered
on the floor.

Now what will we do
with our hands?

Let’s put on
our mad hatter shoes.
Lose the map.
No phrase book needed.
Grab your backpack of

Take my arm.
I’ll be the voo doo
you do.
Try and not trip over my
tangled spirit.

Come with me
and let’s stroll down
a road that
will never lead to Rome,
but might lead to precinct
of hell.

Don’t worry, darling,
we can play king of the hill
on the torrid slope.
We can rattle the gates
Break the windows.
Take all that’s nimble
Dine on crumb cake
and bitter tea.

Jazz up the day.
Sun up the night.
Trust in chance and
let the cocoon unravel.

Afterwards, we’ll
distract the unmoored
shadows, and frolic with
sanity’s debris, while
madness steals the sky.

-Tosha Michelle


39 thoughts on “The Bliss of Madness

      1. A very nice beginning of the weekend, thanks (in Dubai weekend starts on Friday). I am a big Muse fan too. Their lyrics are so apt for this world. Hope you’re enjoying your day too

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  1. Madness is such fertile ground for soliloquy , poetry or music. Yours is no exception! The inference from Alice in Wonderland, to the black magic of voodoo is excellent. I wasn’t familiar with Muse until Madness was released, and I liked it immediately.

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      1. Yes, I’m full of excess today and paying a dear price for it. One of my favorite themes is madness, and two of my favorite songs are written about it.

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      2. Thank you! Bowie and Floyd are among my favorite artists. As far as overindulging at Thanksgiving? Never again…until next year. πŸ™‚

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  2. Ok… I think this is the first time I’m leaving a comment hear since the first time I left a comment here..! Lol ha…! That’s damn near poetic how I said that..! Lol ok. I’m kidding…. Let me stop doing that too. Cuz the first time I did that well… Hey, I dig the poem… Is it about sex..? Sorta sounds like it… I like the muse song too… Great touch…. Great work too btw… Your site is awesome and I should visit more often.πŸ˜„ have a great weekend..!

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  3. “lose the map…no phrase book needed…grab your backpack of sin….” Oh yes!
    happy to be back at work merely for the chance to catch up on all of the posts I missed!

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