Crazy like me

I’ve always been crazy, but it’s kept me from going insane.”  Waylon Jennings


Are you sure they did it this way?

Those ones who ‘made it’ big?

Did they blaze a bold trail?


Are you sure they did it this way?

The ones who shine in lights?

Rule writers or rule breakers?


Waylon knew, singing and playing.

He knew that even Hank busted it.

The rules, the frames shattered.


Make that steel guitar scream.

Make those dreams jet high.

Get on board or outta the way!


Crazy like Waylon, like Hank.

Crazy like Patsy and Allison.

Crazy dreamers living loud.


Band watching backsides.

Man in black crazy in Jackson.

Wild ones, howling at the moon.


Being crazy like them isn’t bad.

Being crazy like me works too.

If you need to keep sane, that is.



For the With Real Toads, a challenge from Friday.  Better late than never!



  1. ihatepoetry said,

    October 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Loved this, especially using country artists to represent the renegades. Superb!

  2. October 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Anyone that begins with a quote from Waylon -has me hooked! Great read – K

  3. Shawn said,

    October 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Being crazy to stay sane works well for me 🙂 Nicely done.

    • shanyns said,

      November 14, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      Sane people scare me, truly. I love being crazy a bit.

  4. Kim Nelson said,

    October 17, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    You could have written new lyrics for Waylon!

  5. October 17, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    I love this, especially staying crazy to stay sane…….

  6. October 17, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I see so much growth in your work, Shanyn– you are such a constant presence, as in a loyal and caring one– good at getting out of yourself– I like your word choice very much, bending the ordinary–Make those dreams jet high. xxxj

    • shanyns said,

      November 14, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Jenne – thank you! ❤ you encourage me so much…bless you girl!

  7. brian miller said,

    October 17, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    it is pretty cool when they come along and break all the rules and then make something beautiful in the process….some great singers there in that list…and i think there is a little crazy in all artists….

    • shanyns said,

      November 14, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      Yeah you are so right Brian. That crazy is what works for us, isn’t it?

  8. sreeja said,

    October 18, 2012 at 4:28 am

    Cool and nice!!

  9. October 19, 2012 at 8:37 am

    aloha Shanyns – i like the path you took on this to get to this line: “Being crazy like me works too.” – that line changes everything about this work (imo). it makes a strong statement and i like that. cool. crazy on. aloha.

  10. dani said,

    October 21, 2012 at 4:20 am

    great take on the prompt!!!

  11. brian miller said,

    November 12, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    smiles…thank you for the lovely comment at dverse tonight….smiles…a little crazy in the sane….i can jive with that…smiles. hope you are well…

    • shanyns said,

      November 13, 2012 at 2:25 am

      Am doing well Brian…and thinking I’ll be back writing again soon. 🙂 The crazy and the sane make a nice balance…

  12. Laurie Kolp said,

    November 13, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Glad to see you around… you’ve been missed!

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