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Psychedelic Image

August 27, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
129 articles 33 photos 956 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love, because you can’t love your way out of the lunatic asylum, but it makes it more fun to be a lunatic.
--Me


Psychedelic stares in the hallway

Carpet trapped and lamp glowing

Electric shocked and drug jolted

The painting is like a caught fish in its fake-gold frame

Off-white flowers and black waves of misery

Looking somewhat like a child’s face

Violet crescendo of strange timbre

Sinking into its invisible heartbeat throbbing

Till I stare at it with my back against the wall

Seeing my reflection in it distorted and glowing—

Alone with my reflection in the painting

I know that nobody can see me

The way the painting sees me

My palms are sweaty as I race down the hall

So little light to help my journey

I run on stumbling and know I will soon fall.


The author's comments:

This is describing artwork in a psychiatric hospital and its affect on the hurting human soul.


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on Sep. 5 2021 at 4:12 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
196 articles 22 photos 1038 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

im having a mental breakdown tyring not to tell mom what im giving her for christmas(A BABY BUNNY!!)

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Sep. 4 2021 at 3:44 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
129 articles 33 photos 956 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love, because you can’t love your way out of the lunatic asylum, but it makes it more fun to be a lunatic.
--Me

Cue mental breakdown! Ahhh, why am I falling face-first into a black hooooooolllllll....Hellllllpppp....noooo!

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Sep. 4 2021 at 3:43 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
129 articles 33 photos 956 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love, because you can’t love your way out of the lunatic asylum, but it makes it more fun to be a lunatic.
--Me

Some how it got switched around...now Lydiaq is sane and LKQgirl is insane. We're always at war with each other...

LKQgirl GOLD said...
on Sep. 4 2021 at 3:36 pm
LKQgirl GOLD, Somonauk, Illinois
17 articles 17 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
MUH HAH HAH HAH!

NAH NAH NA BOO BOO LYDIAQ YOU CAN'T CATCH ME YOU CAN'T CATCH ME HA HAHA HAHA...!!!!

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Sep. 2 2021 at 3:04 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
129 articles 33 photos 956 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love, because you can’t love your way out of the lunatic asylum, but it makes it more fun to be a lunatic.
--Me

Heck no. I think you're just out to ask me galling questions about personal things!

on Sep. 2 2021 at 2:02 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
196 articles 22 photos 1038 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

is this about the physc ward you escaped?