The Glorious Path to Isolation

July 7, 2014

isolation

Five wrong steps for each right one you take—
Blunders, bruises and barely any breakthroughs,
Battles lost and gloriously won skirmishes—
A war lost for the myth of the honor you fabricate.

You brag and yell,
You claim your life is a glorious tale;
And all the while you pursue this fantasy
Your actions make you anything but competent and classy.
The friends you thought you had think you lost in a world of dreams,
Distance themselves as they assess that insanity in your eyes incessantly gleams;
Denial and stubbornness support you for a time,
But you wake up and realize your employed methods have imprisoned you and set your worth, your hopes, to less of a dime.

by Vlad-Ovidiu Adam

Image (by Justine Beckett)

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2 Responses to The Glorious Path to Isolation

  1. Noexis Llanos on July 7, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    This is beautiful. And so true. One can call victory upon little accomplishments in life. But if one doesn’t wins the wars, if one can’t withstand the hits life gives us. If one can’t stand and aqquire wiseness from those hits, our little efforts in the miscelanious things in life are worthless. It can help us reflect in our lives, but also see how others live this way. It also helps us become more humble, motivating us to work harder as a person. So that when we look back, there is nothing to regret. We can also see how arrogance won’t take us anywhere, for it is in blind arrogance that one keeps falling and are never able to fight life’s trials. In arrogance, one can never learn from experience and be wise. In conclusion, this poem expresses how one can be enveloped in arrogance and self centering, while our world crumbles and fades all around us. At least that is how I see it. My congratulations to whoever made this poem. It is brilliant.

  2. Vlad-Ovidiu on July 8, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Your comment is very humbling, Noexis Llanos!Thank you! I wrote this poem a little while back during a college class where boredom was taking hold of me and my brain needed some stimuli so my brain cells wouldn’t decay :). Come to think of it almost every poem written and posted on this site came to be because of a hugely boring college class. Think I should go to those professors and say “Hello! I just want to thank you for being so monotonous and slow so I could focus on other things” But…. I don’t think they would appreciate it. Anyways…. If I were to describe what else inspired me to write this I wouldn’t be able to be so elaborate as you have been. All I can say is that I’ve seen either first hand, or heard and seen, with the internet’s help, what boastfulness, blind confidence and hypocrisy can do to people. Also it was a way of cautioning myself to avoid becoming such a fake and sad example of a human being.

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