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To be sane



Is to be bound
By chains



And ropes around your neck
Most acquire it


Others are born with it
Most wish for it


Others flee it
I dare say


I am among
Those who run



For I value
My own priorities


to remain
A single chess piece


On an empty checkerboard
A mountain in the sea


The fog of dawn in the evening
That is what defines me



To catch and bottle me
To kill a spirit so utterly free


That is sanity
I know not what becomes


Of those who search for sanity
And find it lying open


On a night with no moon
beneath it, unnoticed,


The buried truth
Though I do know


If I were looking for sanity
I would be sane too





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Cassie-Warren said...
Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:30 am
this is well written and reminds me somelike the movie tinkerbell like when they try to catch her  
 
RarelyJadedThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 1, 2013 at 4:11 pm
Lol, this was very well written. You're poems are always so relatable :) :)
 
guardianofthestars This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 27, 2012 at 11:01 am
This made me laugh out loud. It was so good and neat! I loved it ^_^
 
Non-Sibi-Sed-Patriae said...
Dec. 15, 2012 at 10:08 pm
Alright, so it's a good message, and I like it.    I just find the three or four enters every two lines rather hard to read.  That could just be me, or it could be TI messing with you.  I don't know.
 
AthenaMarisaDeterminedbyFate This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 15, 2012 at 10:33 pm
I have no idea what happened with the enters thing, but thanks for your feedback!
 
ninjamuffin said...
Nov. 4, 2012 at 2:54 pm
Great job! The formatting and language is perfect and I love the meaning. Why conform to societies idea of "normal". we are all so different that there's no point being anyone but themselves.
 
Padoodallee said...
Oct. 17, 2012 at 10:43 pm
So wonderful and powerful! What is sanity but what everyone else considers to be right?
 
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