INMATE POEMS

To Dance With Despair, by Mark Blain

I wrote this in 1996 during a very dark period of my life.

Despondency: the loss of all hope;
the state of mind caused by
circumstances which, seemingly,
have no exit out of the darkness.

This gloom surrounds every facet
of my mind’s infrastructure;
an inner room of pitch-black emptiness,
reflecting nothing, destitute of meaning.

Abandoned here for all eternity,
to whirl around in this abyss;
embracing disheartenment with
nothing to hold onto but shadows.

I glide across these ice-cold
regions of discouraging voids,
with a partner called “Desperation”;
ALONE! I Dance With “Despair”!

Love to all and hope you enjoy it…mb

Mark Blain
DOC #1154225
Nottoway Corr. Ctr.
P.O.Box 488
Burkeville, Va. 23922

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