A Poem by odinroark

Author: odinroark
Created: March 08, 2017 at 08:37 pm
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: General/Other | Free Verse | Psychology
Upload Stats: 5 Stars by 1 users with 1 comments and 110 views

One-Way Conversations  

One-Way Conversations
by Odin Roark

For the lonely,
there exists an amateur ventriloquist
with tribal drum accompaniment.

He/she has quite a troupe of mental players,
eliciting exclamations from the psycho savior in his/her head:

Houdini for the occasional, “Oh my God”
Karl Wallenda garnering a “Guy’s crazy”
A Cirque Du Soleil contortionist, “Impossible”

Such a person walks the streets of urban density,
yet he/she goes undetected,
strolls leisurely,
passing flower boutiques,
and friendly cats darting about,
longing to be petted.


Straddling the dining chair.
head bowed while stirring the peas,
letting the mate of choice with the obsessional need
to talk about the shortage of money,
add to the sense of isolation.

Such a man/woman,
concentrates on the whispering voice in his/her head,
giving warning that the angry pack of dogs circling their target,
teeth bared, crouched low…

may not be in your head.

© odinroark - all rights reserved

Author Notes

For those who’ve been there, feeling alone brings on many kinds of remedies, and… threats.

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Comments & Reviews

March 26, 2017
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That's soo sad!! I imagined a sad guy sitting at a diner eating all depressed and stuff!! how sad is that? and he is probably going crazy sorry about your friend
(who is currently dead)

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