No Man is an Island

I feel I am so far away
Such distance from the page
That I am outside the lines
And unable to draw myself in

Am I that estranged from the society I know and perceive
Or just another sailor without a compass
wandering the sea searching for the meaning of me

No man is an island
Is what I hear and what they say
For better or worse I seem
Able to return to randomness in me

I remember somehow today
And the yesteryear of before
Being awake but somehow asleep
To see myself from up close
As if from a strangers eye

I venture so far in the twilight
Not to see where I am going
And to no one I belong tonight
Another vacancy for randomness
That clings and holds to me

I am always hoping and
For some reason reaching out
But they do not contemplate
My desire in desperately seeking
My true self and not just mirages


26 thoughts on “No Man is an Island

    • Eddie Cabbage says:

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  1. Jessicas Japes says:

    Lovely poem. I love Paul Simon’s song ‘I am a rock’, do you know it? One of my Dad’s favs. I like the sense of being remote from yourself.Oh, I came here from Jingle’s Poetry Rally.

  2. siubhan says:

    love the first four lines–the idea of being “outside the lines” and unable to draw oneself “in.” makes one think of where “in” really is…

  3. Kavita says:

    the ongoing process of self-discovery… beautifully written!!!
    Loved the last line the MOST… it was the perfect end to this poem…
    what we really need is the real “I”, and not just mirages … lovely!

  4. Jingle says:

    wow, so many poets love your work,
    how divine!

    u r represented as fresh poet to explore,
    please visit poets back to give them the same encouragements…

    don’t you feel good when they come?

  5. julielaing says:

    Thanks for sharing this piece. I love the way you play with the concept you set out in your title. I’m wondering about this line, though: “wondering the sea searching for the meaning of me.” Do you mean “wandering”? It seems likely, but I could see either word choice playing out.

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