Don’t Take My Mad

I like my mad

it suits me just fine

Don’t try to take it, or break it

 it’s mine.


I’m Tarzan on a swing

Foreman in the ring

my ire shoots out

like a natural spring


I like my mad

it keeps me sane

Don’t try to grab it, can’t have it

That plain?


I’m the big Head Cheese

master of the seas

call me Poseidon, Zeus

or Hercules


I like my mad

it’s something to do

not bored, this chord

strikes a charge or two


I’m a fine deal breaker

head dough maker

truth be told,

an emotion faker


I like my mad

what’s wrong with a vent?

Just bent not knowing

where everyone went.


photo credit


Published by

Carolyn Dennis-Willingham

Carolyn is the author of two published books – No Hill for a Stepper, 2001, and The Last Bordello, 2016. Her third novel, The Moonshine Thicket, is set in 1928 and is currently enduring a professional edit. When not on her laptop, she serves as a lap top for her grandchildren. She is a retired Early Childhood Specialist, a fitness boxer, artist, and a ball thrower for her ever-persistent mini Aussie. In addition to her blogging website,, you may find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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