Carnival Madness



Carnival Madness

Coins fall in a myriad of colors, as
Confetti thrown at a surprise party-
From a place that could be heaven

Listen:
None but a celebration- dancing waters
Rise and fall to the tune of shards of metal dancing upon a tin drum-
Drop a coin in a fountain, no matter how fluorescent the color.

My thoughts are muted, as
Cotton fills each hollow space inside my brain
A strange and inexplicable sensation it is-
I count backwards sixty five years-
A power struggle, it is, against the romances of nature
.
Every clock ticks as
Each hand, second by second advances, carrying me to the unknown?
Ashes to ashes, to hell or towards heaven,
I am enticed by this carnival madness.

Coins fall from where heaven could be.
I hear strange voices within a charnel house,
While discordant symphonies play on.

Pendulums sway, as metronomes beat,
While my night was sleepless-
I could never catch a handful of coins- no matter how colorful,
As they awkwardly fell from the sky.

I hold in memory every sleepless night
While carnivals continue to play
It doesn’t matter how colorful rainbows are,
Or how close I am to heaven-

Life is indeed a power struggle,
Against the romances of nature,
None but an eerie celebration…

Claudia Krizay
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Submitted by claudiakrizay on September 14, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABC CXXD AXXXD AXCE BXX XEFX XXXC FDC
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,203
Words 216
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 3, 4, 10, 3, 4, 4, 3

Claudia Krizay

I am a 65 year old woman living with schizophrenia. My poetry is an expression of my inner self and my way of coping with difficult times and enjoying good times through my writing and artwork I have found a place for myself in this world. more…

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