Mad People - By Jack Kerouac

The following poem is an excerpt from Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," and it celebrates the idea of embracing a passionate and unconventional life. Kerouac extols those he calls "the mad ones" as the only people he truly admires. These individuals are driven by an insatiable thirst for life's experiences, whether it's the desire for adventure, conversation, salvation, or the pursuit of everything simultaneously. They are depicted as unique and extraordinary because they never settle for the mundane or ordinary aspects of existence. Instead, they burn with an intense, vibrant, and almost reckless energy, symbolized by the metaphor of "fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars." In this brief but powerful poem, Kerouac celebrates the rebels and dreamers who refuse to conform to societal norms and are willing to live life to its fullest, even if it means embracing the chaos and unpredictability of the journey.

I think mad people are for me too!

The Mad Ones

Mad People

- Jack Kerouac

the only people for me
are the mad ones,
the ones who are mad to live,
mad to talk,
mad to be saved,
desirous of everything
at the same time,
the ones who never yawn
or say a commonplace thing,
but burn, burn, burn
like fabulous yellow roman candles
exploding like spiders across the stars.

From Jack Kerouac's most famous novel "On The Road.". Jack was one of the pioneers of the beat generation.