The theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “Going Crazy“.
An excellent theme this week as life seemed to have imitated art and gotten away from us all.
But a lot of fun to write and Ed obviously had a lot of fun with the backing.
To play this poem directly in your browser – just click the “play” button below:
I had a terrible week; I can’t state it plainer
My life coach ran off with my personal trainer
They’ve abandoned me, I feel so alone
There are questions I can’t explore on my own
Like what toothbrush to use; oval or round?
What coffee to buy? Instant or ground?
Can I wear blue with green? Does my beard need a trim?
Jeans, should I go for skinny or slim?
Should I order the Congee or Smashed Avocado?
Even my influencer’s incommunicado
My mentor ignored me; said he’s not paid to think
Suggested I should make a time with my shrink
But she only asks questions then her lips are sealed
Answers, she claims, are outside her field
My brain has betrayed me; undermining by stealth
It’s a clear case of gaslighting – gaslighting myself
I’m losing my grip; have a deep sense of doom
I even hear voices; whoops, still logged into zoom
We’re all a bit batty; thoughts often scatter
Sometimes laughter is good for what’s no laughing matter
Existence is crazy, cloaked in illusion
We inhabit a universe born of confusion
Be kind to yourself; we’ve all stood on the brink
The stresses of life wear more than you think
The line can meander: What is mad, what is sane?
It is no sign of weakness, it carries no shame
Our time in this world is uncertain, though brief
Don’t struggle alone, seek some relief
Given the chance, you might even find
At the heart of your chaos lies a beautiful mind
© Copyright 2021 Ian Bland
Also have a listen to “Everything or Nothing”