Saturday, February 27, 2016

LIVE PROUDLY IN AN INSANE WORLD: a poem by ed


Someday your mind
may turn on you,
and be like a landmine
hidden in a field of beautiful flowers.

You should not be so quick
to judge my mind
or others like me
when yours may explode someday.

The suddenness of a sunken soul
comes without warning
or a manual for survival.
Your hope will come from others.

Others who have been broken,
but we have survived.
Survived by saying we may be labeled,
but we do not live a lie.

We are honest about ourselves
to ourselves
to our friends,
and live proudly in a insane world.
© Ed Cooper, 2/27/2016, Stoney Creek, Tennessee
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