Messages of the Marooned I

I had hoped a vessel would have docked at the bay,

That some form of life from afar would have on this island stay,

Along side me, the one cast away,

The one too fragile to survive even a day,

On the land of many people, now so far away.

Now, all I want is for someone to come this way,

All I want is for one to stay.

But should a vessel find to me a way,

Would I have the courage to then say:

‘I no longer want to be alone, this way.’?



Messages of the Marooned

Although this place is now firmly my abode,

I can’t help but yearn to tread another road.

A path away from this empty place,

A way out of this meaningless space.

I now crave for more than just a place of respite,

I yearn for company, for pleasure and delight.

I have become desperate to connect with another mind,

I feel so empty here, cast off, and left behind.

But I fear that a castaway is all I can be,

I fear that being imprisoned is my only means to be free.



My Crime: Cowardice

I’m a prisoner longing to be free,

And from this holding cell I yearn to flee.

Condemned to a lonely fate,

Consumed by bitterness and hate,

Towards the world, I call my own,

And perturbed by how little I’ve grown.

Trapped, and institutionalized by fear,

I seek no more than an ear to hear,

What I’ve endured throughout this tale,

And how I fought tooth and nail,

Only to find myself back where I started,

My progress meager, and all allies long since departed.

For what crime do you think I’m being punished?

I’m afraid to be human; Yes, I have no courage!