in the mad courtroom of my head

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' did you'


a prosecuting thought of my own

asks another of mine charged with human failings


' from the age of puberty to this very day, commit and go on committing offences against your mind? '


my guilty thought in the dock considered the question for a while and replied


' yes, I did and still do but only because of what life's bad influences instigate '


Prosecutor to the gavel-handed Judgemental thought-

' no more questions my lord.


Judgemental turns to the members of my life's jury


' you have heard the accusations and statement from the accused therefore

it is now your psychological, logical and illogical duty to bring about a verdict and in doing so

will you need to retire from the proceedings? '


' how much we wish we could my lord' they answer

'but since that is mentally impossible,

we shall decide on a verdict from where we are at present if it pleases the court '


( a split second later )


' a verdict has been reached, my lord '


' and what might that verdict be? '


' we find the accused guilty and not guilty '


( Judgemental frowning )


' are you all insane? '


' probably my lord but only when it suits us to be '


( gavel is brought down head-achingly hard! )


' then the case is dismissed for now and only on the condition

that a later date be set in the event of a retrial being necessary

in the meantime let us all book ourselves back into the sanitorium '

◄ merriment woven into a winters day

using jealousy as a weapon ►


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Rose Casserley

Tue 16th Oct 2018 21:49

thank's for backtracking Phil

Rose 💋

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Phillip Kelly

Mon 15th Oct 2018 21:38

I really find this self reflective poem very interesting and effective the way u tell it in a court room narrative.... Love the idea themes... Of guilty....vs not guilty.... Right vs wrong..... Honesty vs lies..... I esp love this line .
. it is now your psychological, logical and illogical duty to bring about a verdict and in doing so.
Lovely play on words....

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Rose Casserley

Sat 13th Oct 2018 10:15

high fives Jezer not only for the comment but more so for your honesty dude.

You a 'troubled artist?'
maybe so, but in a great creative way man!

Rose 💋

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Jezer Urena

Fri 12th Oct 2018 15:34

I think any person who's honest deals with the Judge. That Superego that at times stifles us from seeing our true self. At times, I've found the prosecutorial voices are my own. But then again I'm just a troubled artist, lol.

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Rose Casserley

Fri 12th Oct 2018 14:46

do these 'courtrooms' exist in the heads of you guys-

( and thanks to-) Tom, Jemima ( court jester!? 😰) Martin, Jezer, Avishek, Jon, Natasha

the fact you have commented and liked and having consequently related to this piece of manic madness makes me think ( respectfully of course ) perhaps it does.

I'll keep an eye out for you in the sanitorium

-that will be me wearing the strait-jacket! 😆

Rose 💋

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Martin Elder

Fri 12th Oct 2018 09:13

we constantly place judgements on ourselves . very often too harshly and as you have put so well remind ourselves over and over again.

Nice one Rose

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Jemima Jones

Thu 11th Oct 2018 18:50

at first glance Rose, and according to the title, I thought this piece would have been one of your typical nonsensical slices of humor, but having now read it in full I find there is a lot in it that we all go through at times in questioning the validity of everything about ourselves. A very cleverly constructed and yes, still humorous poem. Thank you.Jemima.

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Jon Stainsby

Thu 11th Oct 2018 18:48

Great, Rose.

Same courtroom.

Jon xx

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Tom Doolan

Thu 11th Oct 2018 15:49

Nice one Rose - See you in court lol. T 😀

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