Sensitive and misunderstood affliction of the soul
manifests in bewildering ways:
ego under stress
Tried and tested:
a dose of tears as often as required
some swear egomania offers temporary relief
and awareness soothes the compassionate soul
But F.I.N.E symptoms soon emerge
(Freaky, Irritable, Neurotic & Emotional)
Patient confined with imaginary friends talks about
words, together they coin a new term – talksanity.
Proud of achievements, talks about ME
all the time. An irritating itch
on susceptible wounds
Urgent medical breakthrough needed
as somebodyism continues to infect
inhabitants of the vale.
Note: I have to admit, I found this prompt difficult. I hope I did it justice.
In response to: “Write a poem that illustrates the symptoms of a quirky made up illness” Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month Challenge.