The Poem Patrol, Volume Twenty-Seven: “Fractured Minds” and “Scrambled Brain”

fractured minds sign
Image copyright (C) 2015 by Tony Held, all rights reserved.


I am surrounded by people
With fractured minds.
They do not care about what makes me tick,
They always make my teeth grind
Whenever they make blanket assumptions about who I am
And how I want to life my life,
Always causing me needless strife
With their blinds sighted meddling.

Even if I gave them
A diagram of my mind, body, and soul,
They still would not understand the whole
Of whom I am.

All they can see
Is that I do not go for conformity,
And so they put a hex on everything
I say and do…
Well, they can go take a long walk off a short pier,
Because the way I live my life
Suits me just fine.


scrambled brain sign
Image copyright (C) 2015 by Tony Held, all rights reserved.


I feel so fuzzy in my head
Like it has been hours
Since I last was in bed
Or that I have tried to run
A marathon
All at once
Across a frozen tundra
Wearing only athletic clothes
As if I were a stupid dunce
But no
My scrambled brain
Comes from having had a bad day
When everybody got mad
At how stubborn I was
About pursing a dream
Even though the bank statement
Could not support it
Any longer
And back to the ranks
Of the nine to fivers
I would have to go
No matter what I could do or say…
Oh I hate having
This scrambled brain
After suffering through
Such a an awful day
I wish they would no longer accrue
In my life
And leave me with a scrambled brain.