Oblivion Road

I love myself, I do-

Enough to not die, but not enough to live.

I wake up and I walk.

I do all which is necessary.

I do all that’s expected of me.

But I’m empty, there’s no passion in me.

I walk, I breathe and I exist.

I assure you I’m not dead.

Not yet.

But I’m not alive either.

I’m a warrior with least resistance.

I’m a light on the oblivion road.

I’m a gambler of time and hope.

I measure less and less as I grow old.

I walk and watch other people run.

I walk and manage to move no place.

I love myself, I do.

I just don’t like me anymore.

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20 thoughts on “Oblivion Road

  1. This is so beautifully written and sad. It hits me in a thousand little pieces. I can resonate with these lines:

    “I love myself, I do-

    Enough to not die, but not enough to live.”

    And then the lines at the end… WOW. It’s a heartbreaking touch as the end of the poem. I cannot express how deeply this touched me, and I’m thankful for it. I’m so glad I can resonate with this piece. Thank you for writing and sharing it. ❤️❤️

    It’s honest and evocative. It says what needs to be said and it expresses the honesty in the range of human emotions, thoughts and feelings.

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    1. Thank you Lucy, you’re too kind. I was feeling really sad about myself, when I wrote this one. Writing it made me less sad, somehow.

      I’m glad that you found my words relatable. And I hope we‘d be all healed one day.

      I admire your work very much and your comment made my day. Thank you.

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    1. I hope it gets better for us both. I have a strange relationship with myself. Somedays I’m in love with myself; somedays not so much.

      Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment. 🙏

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