Sheldon Allen Saluta

Life In Isolation

I've been alone in this isolation
No more irrigation, no more commotion
I can't reach the lines
'Cause something stops me, girdled with vines

They hate me for being me, that's the truth
Aloofness benumbing me, I take the booth
And I can't face them
With valor, fiesting my own modem

Teaching me the true meaning of outcast
And torture me in different way, to last
I can't cope with it
I am fragile, I hate to admit

Is there someone would like to extend hands?
Disappointing, nobody would, no more lands
To put a new life
That's the definition of my life

Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Comments about Life In Isolation by Sheldon Allen Saluta

  • Dale.T (5/15/2020 7:37:00 PM)

    Cool but whird

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  • Lana Grissom (5/15/2010 1:36:00 AM)

    Sheldon you hit a homerun w/ this one.10 no doudt...I may have to Facebook one of ur quotes. Been out of the loop...University....Master's in Psychology! Thk u 4 putting the creativive fire on my arse!

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  • Juvela Obi (4/17/2010 11:04:00 PM)

    Very good poem. I know this situation very well. I spent most of my highschool career at an online school because I so hated to be outcast. Before I essentially dropped out of contact with the world, I kept trying to earn people's respect and friendship-it never worked, and by seventh grade, I simply resorted to violence toward anyone who would taunt or tease me for being who I was. After I started a state virtual academy in ninth grade, I had only one person I talked to, not even part of my biological family, but family none the less. Eiji helped me learn something in those days. I'm unsure of who said them first, but these quotes are what I live by now:

    'I would rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.'
    'I was born an original, and I will not die a copy.'

    It is better to be sure of who I am on the inside and have a few true friends, than to have many friends who only like me because I change myself to be like them. You will never be completely alone if you remain true to yourself, but you will always be alone if your friends are merely the friends of who you pretend to be.

    Great poem,9.5/10

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  • Emerald Eyes (3/23/2010 5:32:00 PM)

    OMG! ! : (: (i love this poem..: (
    i know what you're talking about...
    somehow i feel very connected to this poem
    This line: They hate me for being me, that's the truth..
    the truth is that they may hate you for being you but as long as you know
    that if no-one is there (but there is-it may just take time for those hands of help) for you when you need it the most just be your own strength and the life around you will start to form a less desolated, lonely world :) :)
    keep up the great poetry :) :) xD xx
    10+

    emerald eyes

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  • Kim Davies (3/10/2010 10:36:00 AM)

    Wow, what a powerful poem. I feel your loneliness, your desolation. I suspect this poem may have its roots deep within all your poems of unrequited love. Keep up the poetry, its beautiful - but know that you are not alone. x

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  • Whisperkwane Lamb (3/4/2010 9:38:00 PM)

    Thinking as the only star in the soloar system...Isolation if you will...no sun...cold...windy...no smile..or frowns passing you by...tear filled eyes...cry...you have said that with much love and emotion...I am glad you are a poet...

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  • Monica Sevilla (2/25/2010 10:28:00 PM)

    Is there someone would like to extend hands?
    Disappointing, nobody would, no more lands
    To put a new life
    That's the definition of my life...
    i think youre forgetting someone, someone who never leaves by your side! ! your poem is wonderful and everybody goes through like that.. a life in isolation but when you think to the positive side you know that there is someone although unseen but HE never leaves your side and i hope you know what i mean...

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  • Maddy White-dove (2/25/2010 12:55:00 PM)

    thats really a very touching poem!
    there are instances wen i can connect to u.
    beautifully written

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  • Maddy White-dove (2/25/2010 12:55:00 PM)

    thats really a very touching poem!
    there are instances wen i can connect to u.
    beautifully written

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  • Kranthi Pothineni (2/25/2010 11:42:00 AM)

    Bringing out the emotions(or idea) and in the process moving others is what poetry means for me. Your write sticks to it well. Sad theme but expressive.

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  • Prince Obed de la CruzPrince Obed de la Cruz (2/25/2010 8:10:00 AM)

    emotion in the poem is passed. There are no islands if there are no divisions.

    Obed Dela Cruz

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  • Fay SlimmFay Slimm (2/25/2010 5:38:00 AM)

    Very poetically rendered Sheldon - - this piece cries with solemnity and melancholy but the reading is washed with admiration for phrases used. Keep writing.

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  • Ken E Hall (2/25/2010 4:19:00 AM)

    Good theme Sheldon, you mention a modem well that is indeed a tool for isolation for when ever we sit with one in our hands life the real life is passing by.
    Sad fact but true, thanks for the invite,
    regards

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  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (2/25/2010 3:56:00 AM)

    This poem makes the reader feel very sorry...good write10

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  • Cynthia Buhain-baelloCynthia Buhain-baello (2/25/2010 3:41:00 AM)

    Very sad and tragic but written with much emotion and improvement.10++++

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