In the Mind of Crazy Rhyme

Soft, the silence screaming
names she’s standing, sighing

Soft, the sickness of the
suffocation singling

Soft, the sex they had be-
fore the space between them

‘Fore, the years of silence

‘Fore, the mental sickness

-Can’t he hear her scream?-

Loud, the longing yearning
pushing pulling prompting

Loud, the laughing demon
in her head is lying

Loud, the lightning-flashes,
loading mem’ries of him

List-ing years-of-longing

List-ing dreaming-lyings

-Can’t he see her yearn?-

Fly, now, fleeting fledgling
first to reach the window

Fly, toward feet-led floating
to the hallway’s ending

Fly now, and be free

-Can’t he see she’s free?-


©2020 Chelsea Owens

Oh, I can do crazy, Charli. (Inspired by Carrot Ranch‘s prompt.)

April 16, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about something crazy. Laugh like crazy, show the setting of stir-crazy or go off the rails on a crazy train. Have fun with the word and the situation, but go where the prompt leads!

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24 thoughts on “In the Mind of Crazy Rhyme

    • Chelsea Owens April 20, 2020 / 12:39 am

      It came out in a metered response to the song. I find it difficult to read, if not following that tune. 🙂

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  1. Richmond Road April 20, 2020 / 5:18 am

    I’m crazy for trying
    I’m crazy for crying
    And I’m crazy
    For loving you

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  2. msnyder1970 April 20, 2020 / 5:45 am

    that’s the kind of poem that has such a great rhythm that it should be slammed live

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  3. petespringerauthor April 20, 2020 / 1:08 pm

    Great rhythm and fun wordplay.

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  4. H.R.R. Gorman April 20, 2020 / 3:49 pm

    Based on my experience, he can definitely hear her scream, but the other two questions are still being hotly debated in many circles.

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  5. D. Avery @shiftnshake April 20, 2020 / 7:51 pm

    Oh, this sings and stomps, driven, pummeled, punctuated by those five syllable questions.
    Crazy good.

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  6. Norah April 23, 2020 / 4:57 am

    That’s powerful, Chelsea. The craziness is fearsome and tangibile.

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