Depression is a washout lens, Infusing hues with grey. It dulls the best sensations And enshrouds the brightest day.
It floods the mind with tortured thoughts, Engendering dismay. It hollows out the character And makes the good decay.
It welcomes private demons in, Attends to what they say, Then makes the world unbearable And bleak in every way.
Rhymes Against Humanity
The poem Gloom-Tinted Glasses features in Modern Madness: Rhymes Against Humanity, the debut poetry book by Ross Adamson.
Available in paperback and ebook editions, this storming full-length collection is both a masterclass in skillful, high-octane rhyming verse and a timely, trenchant indictment of early 21st century society.
Modern Madness is smart and streetwise, eloquent and insightful, vehement and rebellious. It buzzes with expressive verve and lyrical charm from the first poem to the last.
Adamson's emphatic 'rhymes of the times' fearlessly tackle emotive topical themes, some sharpshooting a laser-guided dart to the heart of the matter, others detonating a poetic powder keg of righteous anger.
Knowing and noteworthy, this standout collection exemplifies contemporary poetry at its piquant and provocative best. Modern Madness is spirited, quotable, thought-provoking and highly entertaining throughout. Get your copy now!