Sunday, July 19, 2015

Poetry Sunday

It seems to me that nowadays people in general seem crazier than ever. I don't know if it's because of climate change, pollutants that are changing our brains, political and religious beliefs that harden into spiteful intolerance, or whatever. We're getting crazier by the day and - gawd help us - an election is coming up.

Which brings me to this offbeat poem by Donald Justice ...

Counting the Mad
by Donald Justice

This one was put in a jacket,
This one was sent home,
This one was given bread and meat
But would eat none,
And this one cried No No No No
All day long.

This one looked at the window
As though it were a wall,
This one saw things that were not there,
This one things that were,
And this one cried No No No No
All day long.

This one thought himself a bird,
This one a dog,
And this one thought himself a man,
An ordinary man,
And cried and cried No No No No
All day long.

Don't be one of those crazies who cry "no no no no" all day long. Look for ways to work with each other to get to "yes."

Have a good day, and enjoy the rest of your weekend. More thoughts tomorrow.



eViL pOp TaRt said...

Great advice on not being a nay-sayer. There's too many discouraging words going around.

Linda Kay said...

What a great thought to share on a Sunday, and interesting observations and expression by the author.

Insane Penguin said...

That's a nice poem.

allenwoodhaven said...

This is excellent. I'm going to pass it around at work.