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No mans land

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No mans land

No mans land



He lives in no mans land

That’s how he is today

He don’t belong to Them

He don’t belong to they

He’s caught there in the middle

No going on, or back

He’s frozen there in no mans land

Way off the beaten track.



A man stands all alone

Cause he’s half way in between

He’s shunned by all society

And often folk are mean

Because they cannot understand

A man who has no labels

And because he speaks his truths

They think that he’s not too stabile.



He’s a man who walks alone

For he knows he always will

Disagree with all the norms

So folk think he is ill

Though his life it be not lonely

And his mind is calm and still.



He gets no kind of comfort

From praise that comes from others

He gained his views from the ancient books

That all men should be brothers

But he knows here in this no mans land

That none will understand

So he keeps himself for those who love him

No friends he does demand.



30 April 2010...0730 hrs.

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  1. Date: 12/11/2013 5:59:00 PM
    Excellent piece my dear, that is me to a tee. I only wish I was a bit more extroverted, as you know the only time I am extroverted is when I have a few drinks inside me and that is not very often these days. Ve x

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/12/2013 1:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are fantastic just the way you are. wouldn't want to change you...PeterXXXX
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 3:42:00 PM
    Hi Peter, It's strange how I read this excellent piece and I think, that's me. You have definitely known this man before Peter. Sometimes I think I live by ancient laws. This man may stand alone in "No Man's Land" but he is a true man. Always hold to your principles and be a man of honour even if it means having no friends. This I really enjoyed Peter. A most enjoyable read. Have a good evening. Catch you later. Your Friend....MIKE.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/11/2013 3:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Michael, your comments are very much appreciated. I guess I will always be the loner; at seventy one I am very unlikely to change now....Peter
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 10:07:00 PM
    Peter, I see I am the first to comment. This one reminds me of one I wrote a time ago about a Loner. I am not sure, but are you perhaps describing yourself a little bit? I know that I am a loner myself as odd as that might strike some people because my "extroverted side" often comes out!! (truly though I am an introvert)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/31/2013 5:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your comments Andrea. When I was a kid I tried making friends, but they could never understand me because my thoughts were so much different to theirs. This turned me into a loner which I am happy to be. I can be very extraverted too and extremely self oppiniated. I guess I am too old to change now...lol