The Poetry Corner featuring Saman J. Sumo

Good morning everyone! Please join me in welcoming Saman J. Sumo!

Island of Life by Saman J. Sumo August 17, 2010

 

There are many islands
Some are surrounded by water
Others are surrounded by empty space.

One can see an island in the ocean.
Others can be seen in kitchens.
Sometimes though the most important
Islands are the ones that are invisible.

Sometimes those whose life that is an island
Can not control their circumstances.
Some of these circumstances can be
Physical distance from family and friends
While other times it lack of employment.

There are times they make themselves an island
By the choices they make in life.
They may say or do the wrong things
Hurting those who they are trying
To get close to so they won’t feel so alone.

They try to connect but hard to
When they aren’t around people
On a consistent basis.
It is harder when they feel like
That no one is reaching out to them.

Being an island in an ocean is
Beat by the wind and water.
Being a person who is an island
Have the things of life beating
And wearing them down.

We can’t always protect the islands
In the water but we surely can
Help those who feel like they
Is an island in their own life.

Awesome! Thank you for sharing, Saman!

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Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves. For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them. I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick. As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics. I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me. While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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