Poem: “The Best People Are Mad.”


Prompt:

Write whatever you normally write about, and weave in a book quote, film quote, or song lyric that’s been sticking with you this week.
  
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I think if you looked around you and plucked the thoughts out of the head of everyone that surrounds you,

You would be scared to find out what they think. You might think: ” But I don’t want go among mad people.”

And I would reply: “Oh you can’t help that. We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” Your face is turning red now. You don’t believe what I say. 

“How do you know I’m mad?” You may ask me. And I would laugh until the tears streamed down my face at such questions from a child.

“You must be [mad]. Or you wouldn’t have come here.” It’s my best reply. It doesn’t give the answers you desire but I’m in no mood for your questions now. 

You may wonder where here is. Well a lot of people wonder about that. Yet here they are infront of me asking me if they’re mad. Of course, you’re mad. 

But I have an excellent answer to your question when you ask me a second time: “Have I gone mad?”I would tell you,” I’m afraid so. But let me tell you something. All the best people are.”

So if you’re still thinking about all the thoughts in all the minds around you. I suggest you stop and if you are a mind reader, only read the minds of someone who is mad. They are the only ones who truly understand.

It takes a little madness to truly comprehend. That life can be so fun and there are possibilities everywhere. Madness is a quality that I seek in everybody. Call it genius, eccentricity, craziness, or call it creativity. I call it madness. And it is fantastic! 

(Quotes from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, on GoodReads.)

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©Mandibelle16. All Rights Reserved. 

13 thoughts on “Poem: “The Best People Are Mad.”

  1. Annie December 30, 2015 / 1:49 am

    I totally agree with you, Mandi. We need a little madness to survive in this crazy world 🙂 Yes, yes, yes – the best people are mad.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Fun Simplicity December 30, 2015 / 3:01 am

    That’s why we have the mad scientists! We need to be mad to be creative and innovative! 😄

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Priceless Joy December 30, 2015 / 3:13 pm

    Love it! “Call it madness. And it is fantastic.” LOL! Wonderful poem. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. creatingahome December 30, 2015 / 9:57 pm

    LOL!
    I liked this, there is that little bit of madness in everyone isn’t there?
    Some people just know how to manage it better.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. rogershipp December 31, 2015 / 12:44 am

    Stop reading my mind! Don’t you have to ask permission for that sort of thing? An enjoyable read!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Tony Burgess May 29, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    You are going to never survive unless you get a little crazy…Seal… Go crazy my friend!

    Liked by 1 person

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