Too Paranoid


He started whispering to me one night
From the wall beside my bed
Said he needed my help

That the secret police
Were controlling his thoughts
With microwave radiation

So that he wrote poems
Which they could use if they ever needed
Evidence of his insanity

And this is one of them
Which he was too paranoid to write down
So he got me to do it for him

After all, he says
I live in a democracy
And it’s quite safe here

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on December 24, 2011, in Poetry and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Just because you’re paranoid it doesn’t mean they’re not watching you.

    Marie Marshall

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  2. I think anyone would be insane to think that a democracy is safe. Why should it be? Quite convoluted post, Ben. Not sure I fully understand it.

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  3. Mmmmm a smart little tale of freedom and fear! Great work Ben! This brought a smile to my face

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  4. That’s good. Let that smile be my Christmas gift. Sometimes I intuit that smiles might be a little more infrequent than you deserve or wish. And even if I am wrong, a spare one is no bad thing. πŸ˜€

    It’s dedicated to P. K. Dick. Just the kind of thing he might appreciate.


  5. Great poem! I wish I had that talent. I enjoy reading poetry and am in the process of subscribing to poetry blogs. I try to find at least one new one each day. That is my Christmas present to myself. Thank you! Wishing you happy holidays. I look forward to reading more of your works: past and future. πŸ™‚

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  6. Great work, Ben. It makes you want to smile along… with all the thoughts that it sets running. πŸ™‚ This is one of those clever little pieces that says more in its aftermath.

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  7. Found my way back here after such a long time, it’s a good one. That was the pull…

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