( Inspired by Chel Owens A Mused poetry competition on 'Eccentrics' and the movie 'Shock Corridor.') An Eccentrics Guide To Lightening Up. A rare precious few view me as being one of a kind, Far more as possessed of a most
peculiarsingular mind, One gloomy psychiatrist classified me as slightly neurotic, A better one called me, far more politely, simply quixotic. Some call me eccentric, but that ain't fair, I prefer to think I think outside the square, Others say my view on reality is a tad murky, They say I'm 'way out there,' I'd say 'quirky.' The true eccentric is hard to define, The clued-up eccentric rides a fine line, You best keep your eccentricities on the down low, So I tone it down- Bellvue's nowhere I wanna go. Some admit they think outside the box, I don't... wish to submit to electric shocks, So, Doctor, if eccentricity is in the eye of the beholder Call me quietly eccentric- I don't want to smoulder.