• MalikPeterson

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This one has never been posted before anywhere...at least I don't think it has...it has been in the vault for some time...enjoy if you might.




Reality bites, so you’ve heard before, quite dramatically

So I’m caught devising a plan, hashing out a strategy

It’s problematic holding out on this panic pragmatically

I never knew it was automatic to fall back into insanity

I struggle to straddle the line of this apparatus called humanity

So as a mechanism of escape is needed quite drastically

A fantastic thing! I’ll live vicariously through my fantasies

I latch on to imagined things nothing short of franticly

What do I stand to gain, sweating the small so gigantically?

As all of these antics reach the walls so they have to breach

I fall, stumble fall, and roll into a ball of stigmatic feats

In awe of factual speech I caw at the natural peace…

That they say lies in the hearts of all but I haven’t reached

I yaw from the path as they hem and haw under cracks in speech

The world is a lie and matter of factually its all coming back to me

I’m inactive on your vision screens comatose among living things

But my mind’s eye is focusing on imagination hinging vividly…

on what I’d like it to be if it all on earth were up to me…

Then I hasten there abruptly

Hustling and bustling, I shape it well and make it trusty

My alternate reality, makes your planet seem equal with disgusting…

Parallel with disturbing, on par with what’s disrupting…

the natural balance of utopia, getting closer to erupting…

your ideals were not ideal so I decided that I must leave.

These are just the tricks of my trade, so I’m asking now…

”what sleeve?”

I never needed the sympathy, people telling me…

just breathe”

Delusional, illusions flow, cracking pots I must be,

crazy to build this escape pod, you see my hands filled with nothing

but as I hammer air, and tell my assistant… “put it there”

I must be on to something


Now it’s completed I step into my craft, 3..2..1.. counting down to jettison

Then a knock at the door delaying me more, a voice says…

“Mr. Peterson…it’s time for your medicine.”


Does that make me crazy?







© 2008-2009 Malik Peterson. All Rights Reserved.

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Merlyn commented on "Reality"


Wow, indeed! Awesome. I love it! Your mind is a miracle here in this fog...



Thank you Merlyn...I am flattered :)

KtIrish commented on "Reality"


Wooooooow. I love this one too. Last stanza had me crakcing up. I totally feel like this sometimes. Thanks for the thoughts Malik.



You are welcome Caity...and glad you liked and laughed :)

Madelynn commented on "Reality"


Now, now-haven't ya heard, crazy is in the mind of the beholder!..and yes!!-A crazy-mad-poet writin' master,that be! This is an intense journey into the psyche, which I happen to really be into-soo,up my alley for sure! You played your reader perfectly, bringing a sense of resccue in the hours of society-induced chaos! However true-this 'remedy' is actually one I know well-and the piece is not only mind bending, but also holds element of fact!!a crazy-stired up 10-take two and call your doctor in the morning!-smile



Thanks Maddi...I will be sure to call him up lol and I am glad you got so into the piece. Thank you(x3) for your thoughtful comments I really DO appreciate them lots. :)

dancinghawk commented on "Reality"


I never knew it was automatic to fall back into insanity ... what a brilliant line ... and a great soul-searching piece ... lol, "just breathe" is an attempt to get you out of your head ... ummmmm, which is where the crazy is ... lol!! wonderful yawp to the modern world ... thx for the post! -dh



you are welcome dh...another comment of yours that slipped by me. I have to stop letting them slip...I will fasten the net lol. Thank you for the read again...your comments are always so thoughtful. Thank you dh...thank you. :)

WordSlinger commented on "Reality"


Whiles hells no, Give this man his pen, The medicine of his flo, Baby look out now, for the Malik & WordSlinger show....



lol thanks WS...glad you liked it.

Poetry is what is lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

MalikPeterson’s Poems (52)

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"We: The World Famous Shameless Disappearance
"The Gaudy Guise Of External Fortitude" 20
"Memorandum To The Masked Masses" 14
"The Melancholy Of The Heartless Ones" 19
"The Misconceived Symphony Of Synergy" 38
"The Complex Theory Of Beauty" 29
"Stuck In Traffic" 29
"Kiss The Demons And Make Them Cry" 37
"The Making Of A Classic" 16
"Only The Righteous Know" 46
"It Was All A Dream"(dream series) 13
"For The Love Of...?"(5 poem series) 23
"Media Collateral Ligaments" 40
"Note To Self" 19
"Survivor Series" 9
"Play It By Ear" 12
"On Pleasure I Land" 25
"Siamese Nightja-wu" 3
"Love Story v1: Jade and I" 22
"Would You Still Love Me?" 32
"Yesterday's Future Present" 18
"She's Deeply In Love" 26
"Voices" 10
"The Somnambulists
"The Passer By" 11
"A Heartfelt Debate" 8
"A Stark Life" 11
"The Sex Issue" 6
"Torn" 31
"Speaking of Deja Vu..." 4
"The Paradise Club" 5
"7 Days of Bloodshed" 13
"Reality" 6
"First Class Flyer" 4
"I Never Wrote A Love Poem..." 14
"Seasons' Dance" 5
"An UpWrite Soul" 4
"Lucid Alpha" 15
"The Voyager's Art" 5
"Promiscuous" 9
"Land of Make Believe" 5
"Normality" 9
"Once Upon a Yesterday" 11
"Victim" 18
"Just Invisible" 7
"Esteemed Colleague" 9
"Fly-By-Night Lights" 6
"Just Your Average Dreamer"(entr
y#3 dream series)
"The Essence of a Dream" 7
"Dreams" 13
"War" 9
"I Want to be a Martian" 19