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

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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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