This study traces and identifies the psychological crisis of the veteran, old hand poet, Suhaym,
the slave of Bani Al-Hashaas as exposed through his poems. This personality disorder results
basically from the poet's inability to socialize and merge into his local society which denies him
both his masculinity and recognition as a poet. The study also deals with the repercussions of the
poet's psychosis which reduces him to sadism, narcissism, and perversion. As a result, the poet is
resolved to get revenge on the tribe through tarnishing the chastity of its women and depicting
sexual savagery towards them in his poems. The study results find that these poems are nothing
but mere delusions and Suhaym has to pay the price eventually by being burned to death.
Key words: flirting-poetry, perversion, psychosis, revolt, Suhaym, tribe.