one man oblivion, poetry, poems, prose, steven humphreys

One Man Oblivion

Journey into

one man oblivion

no more honest

than it need be

the open book



when it opened


lo and behold

it found a true friend

all night


So, you figured it out

did ya?

 it was you

all along,

wasn’t it!

you were the one

who finally decided to break

out of the mold

think for yourself

and emote the way

you do

it opened up a brand new world

of ideas

and ways of seeing


don’t fear

It’s OK

we were both


by the masses

it’s in us to follow the crowd

and, seek their approval

and, think just like

they do

thereby believing

 there’s something wrong with us

when we don’t

comply with the



it’s the masquerade

we’ve all learned

to do

very well

to survive

and not

be true to ourselves

to hide behind that mask

in this phony




after all, who in god’s creation

wants to be the loneliest man

in this world

standing alone


his own mind

completely intact



for his own

thoughts and feelings

exposed to the entire world

of men who judge

and reject

instead of accept

and love unconditionally?


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Steven James Humphreys

My books are for sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. My wife and I live with our cats and dog in California. I hope you enjoy my blog and find it informative, meaningful and entertaining. Let me know what you think. You can read more on my 'about me' page. Thanks for stopping by!

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