Athenaeum of the Forsaken – Author Ken Allan Dronsfield


I am simply too sad to be awake,

drowning in tears of blood and fate.

It’s hard to take even one more breath,

much too ambivalent to wallow in death.

Deviant smiles devoid of simple clownery

carnivals of joyous splendor are upon me.

Colored clothes burn greedily in the fire pit.

black hooded smocks calm my Gothic spirit.

Pastures await those of incessant grazing,

perhaps I’m not lonely just a bit of the crazy

spellbound by the dark egotistical minds,

waking is precious when in pandiculation.

Cadence of the heart rarely skips a beat,

our world slows to many of ethereal piety.

Chameleonic jealousy can finally take a seat

awaken my friend, is this not but a dream?


©  Ken Allan Dronsfield

Excerpt form the book “I Have A Name”

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I Have a Name

Preface  . . .  

We live in a society whereby there is an astounding increase in what is known as ‘the invisible disorders.’  We may be living with one or more of them ourselves, or perhaps it could be our parent, our child, our grandchild or the person working at the desk beside us.  These hidden, or not so hidden disorders are a part of our modern-day life, symptoms of hereditary, dietary, metabolic or chemical unbalances in the body – yet they exist and are very real for the person who lives daily with any of them.

There are many people silently suffering as a result.  They are walking through life feeling lost, unsupported, misunderstood and alone; yet there is hope in acceptance and inclusion.  There is hope when we give these disorders a voice, a name, a face and a place in society.  The collection within these pages are voices, names and faces; the accounts of real people by real people.  They either live with a disorder or have been deeply touched by knowing someone who does.

It is with my profound thanks to all the contributors, for opening themselves up, with the willingness to share these experiences with the world.  “You Have a Name.”

Brenda-Lee Ranta,  author of Allegories, and Myriad of Perceptions

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3 replies

  1. This is a breathtaking poem! God bless you and have a great day!



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