The Sanity Decline.

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By TheQine
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Oh you, who immortalize the immoral,
and by fibers of dust are enthralled.
Oh you, who live staged renditions,
and by counterfeit believes are reined.

I speak to you here of a human condition,
and of its uncanny thirst for ruin.
I speak too of myself, now engulfed in smog,
and I speak of the cascading path downwards.

My tools as always do fail me, and so do my emotions;
yet I shall with divine intervention, if need be,
explain to you the emotions of this man,
now bereaved of all sanity.

I have walked amongst you, for want of shelter,
and for fruitless need of acceptance.
I, the mortar that would not bind;
And you, the brick wall that would not sustain.

I have beseeched of you, and I have begged;
I have stood at your door, unclothed of all pride,
and thusly I have witnessed you for what you truly are:
The Devil. Nothing more than a man, garbed.

You do not so much as mock thought, yet your crime is worse still;
you disregard it all together, and unheedingly flock.
You, who are “sane”, and in your collective misjudgment, poor;
You, of plastic emotions, and malleable resolves.

My ways as always do displease you, oh friends of sanity,
and my experimental tendencies daunt you even more so.
And I, beholding you suddenly for what you truly are,
have now decided to leave you and your ilk behind.

A decision drawn by design, in heavens ever so grand,
to tread down spiraling paths and unfolding chasms,
and to attain with much earnest and resolve
the abysmal condition of sanity decline.

And such I stand before you, from all reason removed;
detached from man, its states, and its thoughts.
Once, I stood coveted, and loved.
Now, shunned, murderous, and calm.

And as I slip deeper and deeper into this smog,
that *is* myself, and as such is closer to me than flesh to bone,
your laughs and cries in my mind do reiterate;
a reprise that parts shadows on my judgment no more.

Thus I have sold you for naught but a grain of sand;
such to me is your worth, and such, your grandeur.
Thus I will disapprove of your flocking no more,
for such is expected of the ocean’s sand.

I shall henceforth regard you as you have regarded intellect before me,
and I shall, in my new psyche, dismiss you as much.
And you, in return, shall remember me as the leaf in autumn;
a speck of hope, that was ever bound to fall.

-- Yousef Alshaikh (2009)
[The Sanity Decline].

NOTE: please read the complete Photography/Poetry experimental series @ [link]


[01 :: Bubble Gum For The Eyes]. [link]
[02 :: Photography Cia Trial And Error]. [link]
[03 :: Clayheads]. [link]
[04 :: 3D Enounters]. [link]
[05 :: Architectural Design]. [link]
[06 :: Creatures In A Notebook]. [link]

Yousef Alshaikh :: TheQine :: 2009.
© 2009 - 2020 TheQine
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I can't wait to share this!

:icondibbler-cmot: will be glad I did!
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You really enjoy putting a super wide smile on my face don't you?! :woohoo:
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:icontarddanceplz: hoi hoi hoi hoi!
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I love this it reminds me of one of my fav poets Kalil Gibran
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Thank you so very very much; you truly made my day! :D
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This is beautiful, and so much more. The last lines, especially-they really gripped me "the autumn leaf that was never bound to fall." And then the last two lines of the 2nd last stanza: "Thus I will disapprove of your flocking no more/for such is expected of the ocean’s sand." These were quite outstanding. =]

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Hey sis! Thanks a lot; I'm really REALLY glad you liked it! :aww:

Please check out the complete piece @ [link]

Also: check out this other piece, it just might interest you! :D [link]

They're both very personal to me, but this one is even more so, so please ab'3a ful 7ashulization on this one sis! :aww:
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mmm.. you know I 'm not really a literature person at all.. so I prefer staying neutral bout this .. :XD:
good luck with your experimentation =)
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Haha, no probs Nada! ;)
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You write with a lot of conviction, almost to the point of being unsettling. Love this.
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This is the original bit that I changed cause it just wouldn't flow!!

"My ways have always displeased you, oh friends of sanity,
and my experimental tendencies have daunted you even more.
And I, beholding you now for what you truly are,
have fully decided to leave you all behind.

I have decided, but for a design in the heavens ever so grand,
to tread down this spiraling path that unfolds before me,
and with much earnest and resolve, to slide down
the slippery path of sanity decline.

I now stand remorseless, and from all reason removed;
detached from all of man, its states, and its thoughts.
I stand, once loved,
now shunned, murderous, and calm." :D
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Thanks a lot friend, you've truly inspired me to write some more!

Please go over this piece again if you've got the time cause I've changed the middle quite a bit, and would love to hear your feedback on it! :D
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