IN THE HEADACHE CLINIC

It’s all inside my head
they said,
They may be correct.
Who’d expect
headache issues to last
well past
a year’s duration.
No elation
comes from this condition,
my suspicions
rise to a new low.
I know
all things take time,
but I’m
at my wits end.
Send
these pains away,
say
I’m cured.
It’s absurd
to live in this cloud
for crying out loud.
(C) Walter J Wojtanik – 2019

Written for Poetic Asides with Robert Lee Brewer – Poetic Forms: Echo Verse

DEMENTED

“His mind’s not right” my mother would say,
and my father was apt to agree.
“He keeps to himself too much in a way“,
a strange little man there, you see.

And my father was apt to agree,
that something inside his boy festered,
a strange little man there, you see,
who loves to keep darkly sequestered.

That something inside their boy festered,
certainly was not the issue,
“Who loves to keep darkly sequestered?”
mother asked as she reached for a tissue.

Certainly, was not the issue
that my mind worked in mysterious ways?
Mother asked as she reached for a tissue,
“Where does that boy go to these days?”

Yes, my mind worked in mysterious ways
but, deep in my thoughts there was action.
Where does that boy go to these days,
was a quest for some self-satisfaction.

Deep in my thoughts there was action,
my pen at a feverish pitch,
this quest for some self satisfaction
would placate my poetic itch.

My pen at a feverish pitch
to pen pantoum and other such poems,
would placate my poetic itch,
“If they read what I write, they would know them”

To pen pantoum and other poetry?
“His mind’s not right” they would say.
If they read what I write, they would know me.
I kept to myself too much in a way.

(C) Walter J Wojtanik – 2019

Offered at dVerse Poets Pub – A Piece of Written Art