On the poetry workshop site where I mostly lurk, because my idea of poetry and everybody there’s idea of poetry are two different ideas and I don’t want to get all negative on people, so I comment occasionally but try not to do it much more often than when I post, which is only when I’ve written something, which hasn’t been for a few days now, maybe a week, I saw something I liked today.
Not the whole poem, I can’t even remember what the whole poem was about and didn’t understand it at the time, just one line and I can’t even remember that exactly.
But, the idea was that sanity is an unnatural suppression of the mind. The way I see it, society needs both kinds. We need the average people, the sane people, because that’s what gives us social cohesion. Almost everybody agrees that an evening out with friends, with some good food and drink, is a positive thing, and people generally avoid talking politics or saying anything that other people are going to object to , or fail to understand. Almost everybody agrees that killing people is bad, that animals should not be abused, and that we should have clean air and water. Only the insane would find arguments with that.
Hoo boy, do I have some crazy friends on Facebook. But, I’m digressing. We need the normal people. They keep our families and communities together. We also need the crazy, or at least the eccentric, because without that element, life would get boring. So, it’s a mix. but I liked the idea of sanity as being a misshapen mind, and I’m going to try and work that into a poem.