The Dissipate Soul

by Larry Chamberlin   Jul 13, 2017

There are times I feel my life has
gone upside down for no reason
other than normality is boring:
the madness makes it amusing
but gods know who finds it so.

I am in the Saturnalia of old Rome
where servants become masters,
masters become their slaves,
yet twas for one short day per year
rather than this permanent state.

Feasting and gift giving would
make all this turvy-topsy bearable
but in the drought of human touch
revelry ends up only as drunken
descent to Morpheus’ cold sleep.


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  • 1 year ago

    by Ren

    Fantastic write!!

  • 1 year ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Loved this thought provoking piece particularly the last stanza which I thought was an amazing emotionally visual treat

  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    A very thought provoking piece as always Larry which is very deep and raw in my humble opinion

  • 1 year ago

    by mossgirl19

    A write I can totally relate so much at this point of my life.

    An amazingly dark and powerful write.

  • 1 year ago

    by pmmurphy

    I can dig the darkness in this one. Its a bit sobering. Good job on this much enjoyed

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