the people in the attic


the people in the attic


the people in my head have a perpetual wrangle
about who among the rabble
can hit the hardest
or who can hurt the most
or feel the most pain 

or who deserves to sleep deeply
on the bed of daggers
this winter

or who shall feast upon the food spoiled by splinters
come spring

this mind mischief is mis-gifted
and it never stops presenting its grief
tiny devils do their miserable
un-Christmas dance all year
while my hours bend bleed and blend
into a tapestry of unsettling moments
and distracted days

<>  june 2016

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cheronld commented on the people in the attic


Nicely written.....a glimpse into the minds eye of PAIN.....this write of yours, I truly appreciate....thanks....Cher



thank you, Cher. sometimes it's hard to read the heart i had then.



I get it....the past can be a blessing or curse, but especially when in written form....we can see where we have grown....or where we may still need to can also be comforting because we sometimes need to have a flashback every now and then....when rereading some of my own....I often don't recognize myself....

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

Crush’s Poems (59)

Title Comments
Title Comments
carried off by owls 1
Santa Claus Is Coming Around 1
skin 2
the midnight girl 1
hold 1
here 0
the other 1
flashback 1
violent pretty 1
the people in the attic 1
the ride 1
my nightmares are awake 1
no bugs 6
waiting 3
welcome 5
a fetus in a clear bowling ball 6
crows feet 7
rats 5
the mobster 4
perfect 6
jumper 5
lady godiva 3
malaise 3
pirate 4
flight on time 3
fear of falling 4
unfinished crow ? 5
touch ( aka, am i made of summer ) 8
elephant 5
cancer 8
skyline 5
st. saviour 2
satellites 4
were you waiting for me ? 10
snapshot 5
fists 12
lauren 17
insomnia 18
ceremony 12
mother 14
ash 27
the june bug 15
low 19
thorns 10
paralyzed 9
mr. sparkle 15
dresses 15
glass 13
cemetaries 18
throe 18
if i fell in love 27
pills 22
off black 20
mannequin 22
umbrage 12
sick boy 12
kelly has a big head 21
unfairly fairy 26