Not Mad

by Joan Serratelli

Only dogs get mad
People get angry
bit not mad
Only dogs get mad
My dad taught me that
and it stuck

Yes, I'm angry
Life is not easy
I'm tired of being blamed
for thing I do not do

After all, I'm the only one here
So if something goes wrong;
I had to do it

No, sometimes
things just happen

but I take the fall

things are missing
Not where I KNOW they were

Weird, huh?

Can I prove it 100 percent?

No, but things are...
just not right
Am I mad?

No, I'm not a dog

I am furious

Someday I will find out

Who is "Harry Killerman"
and why the hell is he after me?

Old Dustin Hoffmen movie

I feel like Harry Killerman
Am I like Harry?

but things are
just not right

and I know I'm not
imagining things
or am I???

Am I that crazy?

Don't think so
EVERYONE needs help
And I'm stuck in first gear
no-one believes me

I can't blame them
this situation

and I can't tell anyone

am I Harry?

but things are...
But I am a rational person

If I had Dustin's number
I'd call him
He'd understand
because No-one else does

I do not drink
I do not take drugs

Things are
ya know what I mean
I just need that missing puzzle piece

...and everything else I've lost

Bit really; not mad

Angry, furious



Author's Note: LONG STORY- where's Harry when I NEED him???

Posted on 03/21/2021
Copyright © 2021 Joan Serratelli

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 03/22/21 at 12:00 PM

Good rant Joan. Almost humorous in parts in how you deal with the difference between the two words. No one wants to be misunderstood.

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