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Who's Insane?

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This poem is meant to ease the conscience of those who may fear  that they may be out of step with the so-called norm, reflecting a symptom of insanity. You have not failed society, society has failed you.

 

      WHO'S INSANE

 

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It's said that I'm the one who's gone insane.

I willingly should join that happy throng,

Though our society's become a bane,

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In shouting out, MY COUNTRY RIGHT OR WRONG.

 

I willingly should join that happy throng,

For they are patriots, so loud and proud,

In shouting out, MY COUNTRY RIGHT OR WRONG.

It's me the fool who will not join that crowd.

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For they are patriots, so loud and proud,

As though their crowd could never be but right.

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Hal O'Leary is an 88 year old veteran of WWII who, having spent his life in theatre, and as a Secular Humanist, believes that it is only through the arts that we are afforded an occasional glimpse into the otherwise incomprehensible. As an 'atheist (more...)
 
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