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Isolated Isle

Damn this isle of mine...
solitary awkwardness surrounds
  stifles, and strangles, and estranges
    deranges, debases, encases, entraps
      ...singing this song lonely crazy

Damn this isle of mine...
coast eroding on every side 
an intense sunshine serves to blind...
surrounded by sea, yet cruelly dry
  squinting eyes and palate dies

Damn this isle of mine...
Mind gone aimless wander
  condemned goner 
seeing life that flashed reckless past 
  and gone...tone deaf swan song
     beats on with insensitive rhythm

Damn this isle of mine...
Ever lacking human amenities
conflicting identities murky and sly
my own private Hyde sleuths like private eyes
questioning my reason with childish perspective
  this madman my sole companion
    this isle will kill me before I die
  
  
     

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  1. Date: 4/24/2009 2:06:00 PM
    Steve, this is amazing. When we are alone, the more we must have the courage and strenght to survice. I love this poem. I have also a featured poem this week. Ernilando

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 5:19:00 AM
    Steve, seriously, you have such an amazing gift. I know i have said that before, but you really do. This poem reached in and touched my heart. I have felt this feeling so many times. That last line....yep....i know that feeling! I am putting this in my faves....i wish it could go on the very first page of them because it is brillliant! "tone deaf swan song beats on with insensitive rhythm" how frikin cool is that line? Love you! Love me

  1. Date: 4/7/2009 10:29:00 AM
    very commanding and powerful write. it's a very deserving poem i luv it...love Faire

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 3:29:00 PM
    a wise man on Monty Python once sang "always look at the bright side of life." but as far as artistic value; i can relate to this piece, my life. you wrote it so you must know what i mean. John H Loving III

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 9:10:00 AM
    Steve, you are being way too hard on yourself. I know because I can relate very well. Well, we are who we are and though I personally often feel surrounded by people who do not get me, who I do not get, I cannot change, for the most part anyway. Wow, did you ever write this well. Don't we all have our 'own private Hyde'? I know I have my own take on this, but I take so much away from your words. Amazing write. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 4:25:00 AM
    great emotions in times of isolation, Steve, good work! Jim

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 5:13:00 PM
    Steve, you have well described the feelings we have when we feel we are alone and have nowhere to turn. Now, about that "Damn isle," is there room for another camper? I really related to this poem. Excellent write! Love, Carolyn