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
Nottoway Corr. Ctr.
Burkeville, Va. 23922
Categories: Mark Blain, poems
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