of use


some

of the best words

that i’ve ever written

and ever spoken

found me

in times of turmoil

in tumultuous times

 

in the midst

of seasons

of chaos

 

during dread

and despair

 

those words

warred with worry

and won

 

those moments

of madness

were catalysts

of creation

 

i wonder

how many creators

cling to

their madness

for fear of losing

their creativity

 

but

that turmoil

that tumult

that chaos

that worry

 

the madness

 

may be

a quick trip

to a sense of

a-live-y-ness

 

to the depth

of emotion

necessary

to create

meaning

in things

 

but

peace

and ease

 

these

 

these

may be

more nuanced

roads to revelation

they may take longer

to traverse

 

the results

may not

be as wild

as the children

of madness

 

the work

may be

more refined—

and refinement

may not

always be

a compliment

 

but the peace

and the ease

strengthen

and sustain

the creator

while the madness

destroys

its user

 

i don’t know that

i’m saying

anything

of use

here

but

i had a thought

and i thought

that i ought

to share it

so

:)


musings inspired by The Madness