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The Simple Key to My Sanity

The Simple Key to My Sanity

R. L. Karlowsky

I wonder where it could be, the simple key to my sanity.

Oh, how I looked high and low, every place I thought it may go.

I looked in my field, my house and shed, I can’t believe how simply it fled.

I looked up the tree, under a rock, in the field and in my sock.

I wandered the world from desert to snow, over the water were tall ships go.

I finally arrived in a strange land, where I met a very odd man.

He pointed to a Mountain, “There you see, over the top you’ll find your key.”

I ran to the Mountain and I climbed for my key, soon I would have my sanity.

Over the top stood a man with a Key, “I asked dear sir is that my key?”

He laughed and laughed and rolled on the ground, he was very short and very round.

“If you answer my questions I’ll give you this key, and maybe you’ll find your sanity.”

“Ill answer your questions if you tell me true, Where I am and what to do.”

“Are you asleep or are you awake are you in a boat eating a cake?”

“Up is down and left is right. Night is day and day is night. I am so confused I’m in a fright.”

“When we sleep our dreams are the key, it’s not a question of our sanity.”

He laughed and laughed and rolled on the ground, jumped up and down holding his crown.

In my dreams, I hold the key, I am the king of my sanity.

In an instant I was in my bed it was it all dream, was it in my head?

I arose from my bed and what did I see, a simple key lying next to me.

I turned to the right and looked up and down there on the post was a gold crown.

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Submitted by RLKARL on August 21, 2021

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