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A Poem by:

Patricia H. Regensburg

Colourful Bar


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I sing and I laugh and I dance and I scheme

and I sit and I plan my impossible dream.

I will make myself happy, I'll find my own bliss

through intense concentration, if not, hit or miss.

Not a single sad thought will inhabit my mind,

toward a hint of depression I'll be disinclined.

I'll make grandiose plans for amusement and fun

and perhaps there's a small chance that I might outrun

all the poisonous things that go bump in the night

and the mindset I'm stuck with that blocks out the light,

for it's light that I need to sustain my position

of remaining in one place by my own volition,

for when I stop darting and dashing about,

a vast hole surrounds me and sucks my soul out,

and the sun becomes black, time drags, leaden and grey

and my life becomes one endless colorless day.

When these dark wings enfold me, as surely they will,

it's then science and God blend in one little pill,

and I know that the capsule I keep on my shelf

is the only way I can save me from myself,

for despite the composure I attempt to maintain

some computers demur to compute in my brain,

and although I'm determined to be on my own,

to be shrink free and pill free and go it alone,

in the end I'll take anything, knowing the worth

of the alchemy that can suspend hell on earth.


Patricia H. Regensburg
Copyright © 2000

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