Nika McGuin

Veteran Poet - 1,067 Points (12/01/89 - present / Louisiana)

The Dangers Of Seclusion - Poem by Nika McGuin

Being alone
for long enough
can have serious effects
on the state of your soul

loneliness causes the soul to wither
and slowly lose chunks of it's humanity
daily interactions become foreign territory
solitude becomes less of a choice,
and more of a habitual dependency

a soul in isolation runs the risk
of going mad, positively insane
as one forgets what's normal
and what is not normal
left alone with a mountain of faults,
a colony of insecurities nibbling
upon the residual shreds of self-confidence

God said, man was not meant to be alone
and whether you believe in God or not
it is still every bit as true


Comments about The Dangers Of Seclusion by Nika McGuin

  • Silver Star - 3,941 Points Is It Poetry (2/18/2014 7:40:00 PM)

    Being isolated
    some times is the only way
    to survive
    though there is nothing normal about it.
    The greatest
    thinkers have all different minds
    but agree on the harmful effects
    yet in America
    albeit through their jails,
    mental hospitals and prisons
    they take human beings
    and in some instants hide
    them aware for years
    knowing full well the ramifications
    of their actions
    then expect things from these people
    whom no longer are that they made.....iip (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,271 Points Sekharan Pookkat (2/16/2014 11:36:00 AM)

    I like your philosophy- (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 15, 2014

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 16, 2014


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