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Crazy Joe On Shrink's Couch: A Poem

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


Casually and temporarily I used to know a dude

just for sake of discretion, let's call him Joe

well known for his unpredictable mood

that's how far my diagnosis will go.

One day, in a mood for confessing

he revealed his frequenting a shrink

to all of us it sounded like a blessing

but story didn't go as we liked to think.

According to Joe, he argued with the doc

after being "insulted by his crazy finding"

like his issues were some laughing stock

his grudge feeling too hard for unwinding.

That shrink must have been brutally mocking

while not in agreement with his being pissed

making those sessions just waste of talking

the explanation on which he would insist.

So, he blasted the shrink with a battery of names

for his having audacity to call his anger all wrong

and not approving of all his grudges and blames

those that felt in his guts so justified and strong.

Now, Joe makes me think of so many of that trait

categorically rejecting input no matter how good

with their mind intoxicated with persistent hate

and not giving up their self-destructive mood.

© 2021 Val Karas

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