Sparks of Insanity

Haphazard Explorations & Experiments In Fiction

One Man Wasteland

My mind is a wasteland of memories.

Of half-remembered skills, and unfulfilled dreams.

It is filled to the brim with relics of my past.

It haunts me.

My heart is a wasteland of passions.

Of warped, shattered desires, and atrophied talents.

It is empty, left wanting for what I could have been.

It taunts me.

My body is a wasteland of flesh.

Of neglected tissue and abused mechanics.

It’s been marked and stained by all my sins.

It rots withΒ me.

See also: One Man Wasteland (alt. version)


24 comments on “One Man Wasteland

  1. jessannseq
    April 28, 2014

    I love the way you write.The flow of the poem is really nice πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Elan Mudrow
    November 17, 2014

    Nice! I like your writing!
    check out:

    Liked by 2 people

    • Jack Sutter
      November 17, 2014

      Thank you πŸ™‚ . I followed your blog a while back but I don’t seem to have stopped in for a while. My loss, ’cause I’m catching up on stuff I wish I would have read sooner πŸ˜‰ .


  3. Rajiv
    November 18, 2014

    Brilliant writing

    Liked by 2 people

  4. story medic
    January 22, 2015

    This makes me appreciate poetry.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Jack Sutter
      January 22, 2015

      Happy you like it πŸ™‚ . I generally don’t like doing poetry but every now and then I get in the right headspace for it…

      Liked by 1 person

  5. ravendelajour
    February 15, 2015

    This is amazing

    Liked by 2 people

  6. ravendelajour
    February 15, 2015

    Reblogged this on ravendelajour.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. robertmgoldstein
    March 30, 2015

    beautifully written!

    Liked by 2 people

  8. wilyempress
    June 26, 2015

    This is beautiful.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Jack Sutter
      April 17, 2016

      Thank you for the kind words, I’m glad you liked it πŸ˜€ .


  9. flyingonemptythoughts
    March 25, 2016

    This is so damn beautiful! β™₯

    Liked by 1 person

  10. moorezart
    April 17, 2016

    Reblogged this on From 1 Blogger 2 Another.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Opinionated Man
    April 18, 2016

    A wasteland of a mind huh. Sounds like me…

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Jack Sutter
    May 28, 2017

    Reblogged this on Heart of a Lunatic and commented:

    A short poem I wrote a while back – which I recently used as a template for a newer one, and that’s getting posted next.


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β€œAnd all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
~William Shakespeare

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