Me as a person, I’m ABSTRUSE
I let the littlest things turn into self mental abuse
I try to abscond from my problems but it’s no use
Use drugs to solve them
I let my friends induce
Some say I’m strange
At times I feel insane
But I know I’m sane
I just don’t think the same
Life in the fast lane
With no seatbelt
It’s an ABSTRUSE game
You’re going to need help


  1. WilderSoul on May 9, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    [I liked this, and gave it a five star rating]

    Dear SK,

    “ABSTRUSE” What a brilliant word and I love the way you use it in your poem. I like “induce” too. I looked both of them up to make sure I had the meaning right, and I did. They are not commonly used in everyday speech. (Least not around here!) Made me smile!

    On a serious note, I can relate to your words, about the way we treat ourselves, in our own minds. And about our friends – to write “allowing” them to induce suggests to me that we could choose *not* to allow them. Stand firm with our own beliefs. Perhaps take a different path to solve our problems.

    I reckon it’s a crazy world which likes to call people crazy for thinking differently.

    May the help needed arrive quickly for you.


  2. Bibi on May 11, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    We all let our friends induce sometimes.
    We all use something to escape from our problems as well.
    We all get a little bit carried away by the unimportant things in life and crash and fall. You are no different than me and I am no different than you in that sense. Messing up and making mistakes is the human thing to do so dont call yourself insane for that 🙂 You are simply human…

    But if you are getting in your own way after you’ve made the same mistakes, then you are doing something slightly insane.

    If you are clipping your own wings before you’ve even spread them to fly , then you are doing something slightly insane.

    If you are discrediting your own soul and robbing yourself of your own hope by falling back into the path that lead you to the wrong outcome so many times before then you are doing something slightly insane.

    If you are walking the path that caused you the lose everything , cry at night , and LOSE EVERYTHING for the second time….then you are doing something slightly insane.

    But it looks like youre not, you made the right decision when you pick up your pen and started to write.

    I dont know your face or your name or your age but you made me cry.
    I couldnt hear the sound of your voice to read the words that you wrote but you made me cry.

    You can change peoples minds with your poetry. You can change peoples lives, because just like you, there are so many people in the world who have feelings that replicate yours but dont know that they are NOT insane and that they are UNDERSTOOD because they dont have the heart or the guts to share them…and you do…

    Do you know how much that means?

    PS. and guess what ? Me too. I feel abstruse sometimes..

  3. Mbachur Mbenga on July 2, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Hey SK,
    Everything that everyone said above in the precious comments are exactly how I am feeling towards your poem. it made me emotional, and I feel like you picking up that pen to write, and express your feelings, and your emotion, and everything that you have bottled up inside is so precious.
    Keep up the great work.


  4. Lila Weitzner on July 3, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    First of all, thank-you for introducing me to a new word! Second, your writing is beautiful. I like your rhyme scheme and that your poem has a nice beat that makes the poetry jump off the page. I think the best people are abstruse. I look forward to reading more of your work!

  5. Abby T. on July 19, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    I really love this. Although people might view things that others do as “insane,” we are all sane in our own minds. Everyone thinks differently and that is so important for our individuality. Keep up the great writing!

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