This Is Insane

Resistance only feeds the problem; the solution is to tell the truth, embrace it, and seek integration. ~ Me to myself

No one is holding the

madness reins


the horse is galloping

straight toward the cliff.

Prompted, we admit it now.

Madness reigns

this culture of manifest destiny

a power grab

celebration of greed 

pure evil

needs more soldiers

more poor

more prisoners

more more

corporations thrive in our despair

and madness rains

bombs on schoolbuses

and villages, mosques

and marketplaces.

When I was young and fairly

sane, I questioned

the concentration

camps, certain I would never

tolerate such cruelty,

yet now I brood,


the rotted foundation

supporting me.

I am

the child of white settlers

ensconced on stolen land,

while my ancestors’ victims

and mine

languish in the desert

of the reservations where

the water diverted, 

only madness rains.

My heels caught in the loop

of madness reins

digging grooves

in the dusty plains

where madness reigns.

Inspired by #OctPoWriMo Day 17, Madness Reigns, Prompt, Brood,  Exploring, Certain,

and Whose Land Do You Live On?

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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

One thought on “This Is Insane”

  1. “More more”!

    Yes to all this. It’s ingrained in our history and will not easily be rooted out and done with. Anger only excites the ones who are already angry. We need to find a way to embrace all manners of being in a positive way. Easier said than done, I know.

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