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[ Classic Corner ] Stranded

 

After a childhood spent  
ailing  
wailing  
railing  
  
she got busy living life  
delighting  
writing    
sailing  
   
When being shipwrecked    
on a god forsaken rock    
one must make due with what  
the Universe gives you    
but never settle for less---  
there's always an endless supply    
of abandonment's emptiness     
issuing forth as if fountains    
from us in volcanic spillings  
of mountainous mole hillings    
titanic; ships passing by
ignoring your imploring, erupting
tantrums spewing forth basalt froth
and ashen cloud declarations  
   
No man or woman is an island    
   
However, strand yourself on
one of your own making


JohnnyBlaze
Written by JohnnyBlaze
Published | Edited 27th Jul 2020
Author's Note
inspired by the life of Elizabeth Bishop
and her poem "Crusoe In England"
for Ahavati's competition @
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/10456/
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