Down and Out on the Island

Down and Out on the Island

A Poem by Mark



Down and Out on the Island My heart bleeds tears, my soul weeps blood.

Navigating through the misty shroud of my discontent.

Empty and alone, I am surrounded by pain and sadness.
So I choose my solitude as refuge from those who would inflict their narrow

mindedness upon me.

Not knowing what tomorrow brings, there is only now.

Logic and reason have become strangers to my plight.

Understanding has left me by the wayside.

So I am left unto myself.

However painful, there is is the knowledge, that this too shall pass.

So I can only bring myself to wait for a new dawn.



Copyright 2014 Mark Stitz

© 2014 Mark



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The line "Navigating through the misty shroud of my discontent." reminds me of "the Winter of Our Discontent". I haven't actually read the book, but it just reminded me of the title. :p I can relate to this poem because I feel like I have had some troubling times, and this poem reminds me that whatever the situation, I can get through these hardships, and enter into a better time. Hopefully others in need will see this and it will help them. Nice work!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mark

3 Years Ago

Thank you for being able to relate, and your kind words.
Emily

3 Years Ago

Any time! :)



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Sounds like this wasn't your first experience with those dark clouds. I've experienced them, too. Having the knowledge and faith that sunshine will eventually return is invaluable.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mark

3 Years Ago

The dawn always arrives, and with it a new day. Thanks for your words of encouragement.
Deep and beautiful expressions involve in your amazing poetry...great job my friend

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mark

3 Years Ago

Thank for the nice words!
I like how it transitions to seeming so hopeless to actually believing in what the new dawn can bring. I liked the "narrow-mindedness" detail.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mark

3 Years Ago

Thank you for reading . I've found that often others, whom I feel to be narrow minded, arrogant, wha.. read more
The line "Navigating through the misty shroud of my discontent." reminds me of "the Winter of Our Discontent". I haven't actually read the book, but it just reminded me of the title. :p I can relate to this poem because I feel like I have had some troubling times, and this poem reminds me that whatever the situation, I can get through these hardships, and enter into a better time. Hopefully others in need will see this and it will help them. Nice work!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mark

3 Years Ago

Thank you for being able to relate, and your kind words.
Emily

3 Years Ago

Any time! :)
sometimes we just have to into ourselves for peace and contentment..if we feel right in what we do, it is all good...others can say what they want, think what they want..

and pin their values and morals on us...but we live our own lives, and must be our own judge and jury...

people can be so judgmental...

i like this poem...and wait with you for the New dawn.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mark

3 Years Ago

Inevitably it always comes! Thanks !

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Central mountain range, Puerto Rico



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