I Know Why

They say I’m a nutter

And I know why

It’s because I place value

On things money can’t buy

They say I’m a schizo

And I know why

It’s because the world looks different

In my minds eye

They say I’m a depressive

And I know why

It’s because sometimes

I can’t help but cry

They say I’m a loony

And I know why

Though you’d never guess

In my jacket and tie

They say I’m manic

And I know why

It’s because I believe

That it’s possible to fly

They say I’m suicidal

And I know why

It’s because I’m not afraid

To curl up and die

I’ve just been sectioned

And I know why

It’s because to their questions

I just couldn’t lie

Society shuns me

This I don’t know why

Are we really so different

You and I?

James Wooldridge