no man’s land

no man’s land

A Poem by Mia

in the mourning light

what are we,

that those sounds lure us

winter banishes summers glow

icy waters reflect what we hide

there clouds float freely

but the darkness won’t relent

while humble hands hunger

why is the predator in your bed?

 

no man stands alone

you’re no different

and i am the same

but maybe you were something

when i was just a nothing

 

in the mourning light

what are we,

that those sounds hold us

happiness came despite me

but every story has an end

still i must keep moving

fighting against commoners norms

the road grows longer still

why is the fool in your bed?

 

and as it stands

 

i don’t want to need permission

i don’t want to seek your presence

if i had the strength to break you

would you die with decency?


© 2013 Mia



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oh Mia, you write so inteligently and with such honesty, toward one's self..

the property of our being belongs to no other does it

sometimes nothing is better than something

bravo!


Posted 4 Years Ago


Mia

4 Years Ago

Thank you Antonio, you are too kind!
I really like he imagery in this poem!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Mia

4 Years Ago

Thank you...I'm glad for that!
Mia, this is a poem of empowerment and strength. I think we have to realize we are at a low point in our lives in order to find the strength to move forward. Great imagery in this one. I liked it. lydi**

Posted 4 Years Ago


Mia

4 Years Ago

Those low points are when we realise just how resilient we are, I think.
Thanks so much Lydi.. read more
Here it's morning... I've coffee and thoughts. You've opened a window and caught a breath... I can hear a "voice" coming out of the noise.

"Good morning."

Posted 4 Years Ago


Mia

4 Years Ago

Less noise as the days go on...more clarity in the "voice"...one hopes anyways
Good morning Ch.. read more
Chris

4 Years Ago

The "noise" is the ever present background's rumble - meaningless and indistinct... the "voice" is a.. read more
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Pax
i don’t want to need permission

i don’t want to seek your presence

if i had the strength to break you

would you die with decency?

~ I feel like this is a confrontation, at very first point of our lives we always starts at nothing, but as you grow, you are never alone, though you feel it - no man is an island - so they say... i guess in the end of this piece you were going strong as your words are pulled with power...

very nice Mia, I like this, very much!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Mia

4 Years Ago

No man is an island indeed dear friend...it’s only our demons that would have us believe that. But.. read more
Pax

4 Years Ago

you're always welcome, my friend...
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Dye
It sounds as if some one has reached their lowest point and sees the light in a sense or is trying to at least. Strong piece that is very well penned. I am happy I came by.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Mia

4 Years Ago

I wrote this one on behalf of someone. A friend of mine recently lost her father to suicide and it h.. read more
Dye

4 Years Ago

You are welcome. I agree, nothing wrong with being broken, it's part of the process.
Very powerful piece..
I felt it:)
Well done

Posted 4 Years Ago


Mia

4 Years Ago

Thank you...I appreciate the read and the kind review!
Well put Mia........Sometimes it takes a push in order that you find your feet

Posted 4 Years Ago


Mia

4 Years Ago

Thanks Doc! Or sometimes you need to hit rock bottom...no where to go but up!
Dr. Wood ?

4 Years Ago

DOWN..is not an option....
so good to read you again, my friend.

i find much strength in this write...at one time maybe i needed you, or thought i did because i was nothing and you were something...at least that was how i felt then...now i realize i have plenty of self-worth and i am strong on my own...and i don't need you to make me feel okay about me...i don't want your permission to be okay with myself...so you can just skedaddle.

really like this piece.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Mia

4 Years Ago

Thank you Jacob...I'm always glad to see you've been around
Hi Mia... nice to hear from you again. A very nice poem, as usaual. Hope all is good for you

Posted 4 Years Ago


Mia

4 Years Ago

Thanks Tegon!

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