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IN THIS HOTEL FOR THE INSANE

Wedding's Dark Decay...

IN THIS HOTEL FOR THE INSANE

The disillusionment that caved in my confidence
Came in waves like troops counting cadence
The fact that my love had gone this way
With my best friend in the night, gone far astray
And left me on the marbled floor of my loneliness
And the beginning of my heart's dark decay...

Within this unwelcomed, morose, drudgery
I tried to cry and found the effort much too great
So I lay upon the bottom of this pool of blood
On this, my wedding day
And mumbled a sordid goodbye
Filled with a feverish hate...

Now, In this Hotel For The Insane
I stare out the window into oblivion's Pearly Gates
And I cannot think or dare create
For this spell has marooned my life
Into and onto a constant gray
With a medication to help control these unholy days
Of constantly aching misery
And so I pray,
"May the truth always remain
Filled, with perfect hate..."

Tony Taylor
*  My "All Hallows' Eve" contribution

 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi  T....I remember this morose tale and I still feel sorry for him...I see him in agony over the memory of losing his fiance to his best friend, and trying to hurt himself...ending up in an endless cycle of pain in the Hotel for the Insane...unable to rid himself of the anger and pain.  Great write for Halloween with its haunting tone.  I have a feeling this guy will forever be in his agony even after death...He seems stuck on the image of betrayal forever in his head like a broken record replaying a tune over and over.  I empathize for his loss of sanity....Passion has a way of making us all a bit insane...lol  Great narration and imagery in creative lines.  Love n Hugs, C xo 

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Tony Taylor

Thanx C!!......I knew you'd find room to appreciate this piece on All Hallows Eve!!...... since you read the earlier version and could compare the updated version!!...... You are so astute!!.......thanx again sweetheart!!...... smiles....T xo. : )

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Greg Etsell

wow wow wow!!! what great poem
I love this I been working on poem
called HAUNTED HALLOWEEN
about little girl who dies in the hospital
on Halloween and then hunts the hospital every
every Halloween I don't know when I will get it out
 

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Tony Taylor

Hey Thanx for this GREG!!....... and I DO look forward to your poem on the Haunted Hospital!!...... Always a pleasure to hear fronm you my friend!!...... smiles........T xo. : )

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Wilford Barker

Sir Tony..
i can relate to the one smiling in my face and patting me in the back
marring my Ex. I cannot begin to put in words my thoughts..
But let's just say rage, hate, bitterness, a feeling of betrayal, and Yes feeling like a fool
are a few of the emotions that occupied my mind for years.. But God has transformed me and brought me out of my cocoon..
Just venting.. this is a good read my friend..

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Tony Taylor

YAY!!.... so glad you could find some inspiration to be able to vent alongside this write.......thanx so much for sharing and for the kind words dear poet brother!!.......LOTS of love to you and yours!!.......T xo. : )

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lodigiana

Wow! I am always a little scared as All Hallows approaches and have to ‘gird my loins’ so to speak, to read much of the imaginative works being written...this is just great Tony! and as always never disappoints..the momentum builds up beautifully as does the sense of anger and pain..a great write my friend.
Lodigiana x

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Tony Taylor

Hey Thanx so much for sharing LODIGIANA!!.....and for recognizing the 'momentum building' throughout this piece.....ALWAYS a pleasure toil hear from you....I sincerely appreciate your kind and insightful commentary dear poet sister!!...... Lots of Love to you and yours!!...... smiles......T xo. : )

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Jill Tait

Bravo very moving pen my friend xx

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Tony Taylor

Thank you JILL!!....I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to read AMD comment dear poet sister!!...... hugs n smiles!!.......T xo. :  )

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Jill Tait

💙 my friend was in bad car crash on friday so im drivin hr every other day shes not good :( but least with us xxx

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Tony Taylor

GEEZZ!!.....I'm so sorry Jill!!......I just came from church a little while ago!!..... I'll definitely send more prayers out today for your friend..... what's her name!!??......... and please do be safe on those drives back and forth...... because I know from experience, that when you're deeply involved in a situation like that it becomes easy to have your thoughts transport you elsewhere when you're driving!!...... sending positive thoughts and lots of love your way girlfriend!!.......HUGS-N-KISSES......T xo  : )

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Jill Tait

Ahh shes Shirley Coxon n thanks luv xxx

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Icarus Flocke

This is profound beyond human measure tony!!!
I'm sorry about the subject matter but constantly
Marvel at your diversity of style, and form.

At times I consider love itself a madhouse, where
The fortunate ones simply find another who suffers a
similar or complimentary form of madness that
(When united) becomes rather enjoyable. 

great writing man.​​​​​ 
 

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Richard Waters

" HOSTELS......ARE WORSE. "  Believe me. See the film evidence. It, makes the lunatic " sanctuary ", or asylum, look positively " hum drum " !! :) Do you concur ? If, you have been, there.
Never mind. You, seem to be progressing nicely in your appreciation of life's more " quirky " elements, plus, delivering your usually unique interpretations, through wordy convolutions ( if appropriate ) !! :) Conspicuous pervading reactionary expressions, note you are about. You, do offer " DIFFERENT "....do you not ? :) 
Take some " advice " !! DO NOT GIVE UP, ON A GOOD THING. They help, you know. Why, wouldn't they ? Considering, the harmful aspects of life's enduring " appeal " !!  :) And, the will to escape " pain " ! You understand ?  TAKE CARE.

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