The Mad Hatters' Society

By Malcholm Dark

I am a lunatic, an idiot, I am numb as a post
My brain has burnt out like bread is to toast.
I am no harm to others nor to my own constitution
Yet they committed me here in a state institution.
I burned out on life, so I withdrew to be free
Now my world is only what my mind is able to see.
My imaginary friends know me and they do understand
The wizard of insensibility, and to that I am grand.

--It is almost like heaven to be the State's fool
I see things, I know things and I feel no pain.
--Just watch as I sit here in my corner and drool
I am the Mad Hatter, in a society for the insane.

There are many like me, our lives lay in tatters
Yet we sit and take tea...
                          we are the Mad Hatters!   

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Copyright 2010 Malcholm Dark
Published on Thursday, February 18, 2010.     Filed under: "Satire" and "Poetry"
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  • A former member wrote: pure awesome at times were all like the mad hatter

  • daiglepoems On Sunday, March 2, 2014, daiglepoems (95)By person wrote:

    One lump or two? Insanity is a very desirable quality for a poet and institutions are rife with inspiring characters.

  • shadow-wolf On Monday, February 3, 2014, shadow-wolf (19)By person wrote:

    Positively Amazing. Are Not All Of Us Insane In One Way Or Another.

  • A former member wrote: Very cute. I usually don't like rhyming poems with so few stanzas, but yours is just long enough to flesh out your thoughts while ending on a great note. "The Mad Hatters' Society" is an interesting concept in and of itself and reflects strongly on the nihilistic dilemma.

  • torn_beauty On Thursday, November 28, 2013, torn_beauty (79)By person wrote:

    great write!

  • A former member wrote: nice take. did not mean to steal your vision. if you are the first. sincerely yours. the mad hatter.

  • Killerdemonchick On Thursday, November 1, 2012, Killerdemonchick (66)By person wrote:

    This is amazing. Different from the mad hatter though, more mad!

  • A former member wrote: I love the mad hatter and this is a very different and slightly sinister way of perceiving him. I do love this though, great read, great piece, write on.

  • The Lipstick Factor On Wednesday, May 18, 2011, The Lipstick Factor (291)By person wrote:

    Oh I love! I aspire to madness so this suits me just fine.

  • A former member wrote: haha... nice. I think I'd like to take some o that tea...... join in the antisociety.... another fun read, man you have a real knack for the lunatic fringe comedy.... good stuff, thanks and cheers! *raises tea*

  • River Lily On Wednesday, March 16, 2011, River Lily (1021)By person wrote:

    Much enjoyed..made me smile:P Scholar

  • A former member wrote: Hey ya mad hatter... I?m tom... mad tom of bedlam... I say, nice meet ya on the narrow crooked path of dark and madness Which lays much beyond the wide plane rode of social truth and sanity Scholar

  • A former member wrote: i have no other word but LOVE. mad hatters Scholar

  • Artanis On Monday, December 20, 2010, Artanis (56)By person wrote:

    This's hella cool. Didja know the phrase mad as a hatter came about because hatters used to use mercury to make hats and a symptom of mercury poisoning is madness.

  • Artanis On Monday, December 20, 2010, Artanis (56)By person wrote:

    actually you could call it spontaneous insanity...did i spell that correctly?

  • ImmortalMistress On Tuesday, July 13, 2010, ImmortalMistress (29)By person wrote:

    "There are many like me, our lives lay in tatters Yet we sit and take tea... we are the Mad Hatters!" this just sums me and my neighbours up to a "T" lol. well done on a fantastic piece of work. :)

  • A former member wrote: i like the poem :) i especially liked the sentence "My imaginary friends know me and they do undertsand.."

  • A former member wrote: more tea I say!

  • A former member wrote: and more hats!

  • A former member wrote: I loved this one. It made me feel a little bit of the insanity that was being described. "It is almost like heaven to be the states fool" Amazing

  • Dilated View On Saturday, February 20, 2010, Dilated View (603)By person wrote:

    I found this to be refreshing. I feel like the fool in my circles, generally speaking. Though in reality I would say it's all about perspective. I think most everyone else is the fool. *shrug* Enjoyable read :)

  • A former member wrote: i love this, it's so freakin twisted.

  • A former member wrote: I really enjoyed this piece ,descriptive and comedic to me ,maybe i read it wrong or maybe i need to make the trip lol thanks for the read !:)

  • punk mc cool On Friday, February 19, 2010, punk mc cool (75)By person wrote:

    nice poem...unexpected topic to write a poem on though..thats wat surprised me ^^

  • A former member wrote: I loved it. A trip into the asylum is always fun, especially when described so well.

  • A former member wrote: this is an awesome write thanks for sharing

  • lupus tenebrae On Thursday, February 18, 2010, lupus tenebrae (894)By person wrote:

    This was amazing, and I enjoyed the line, "My brain has burnt out like bread is to toast." That made me laugh. Great write, and this is the definition of a mad hatter, thanks. Scholar

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