Out Of Order



Where is it? Is it
Neither between nor through?
A whole hour I laughed
With you in a minute.
Sea of madness take your cue.

Oh, wow! Where was I
When I really needed me?
I wonder why, I wonder.
Supposing I am...
Am I then supposed to be?

Where are your heads
All you who pass by?
When you are wanted most
And you're not there
What good am I?

Is there a person alive?
Who's never made a mistake?
Sweet dreams baby.
It must be out of order
To grow up, to hope, to quake.
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme XAXXA BCDXC XBXXB XECDE
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 448
Words 97
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 5, 5

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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