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Island of Annihilation

Updated on December 30, 2014
No man is an island.  Or is he?
No man is an island. Or is he? | Source
Woman can be an island.  All alone.  But she is strong and will prevail!
Woman can be an island. All alone. But she is strong and will prevail! | Source
Body of water?  Or body of land?
Body of water? Or body of land? | Source

I wrote this piece back in the 80's. Upon reflection, that seems to be the era in which I was observing and discovering myself. It seems I felt alone when I wrote this, but I haven't totally shaken the sentiment that brought it forth. We women (still today) have not been given the due respect we deserve. Therefore, I have no contra for what I put onto paper way back when.....

Sometime in the 80’s

Island of Annihilation

Someone once said, “No man is an island”. I remember reading that somewhere. I guess women came into play sometime after that… Being an island gives you gratitude, but also has an overabundance of loneliness. The “island” is the one to solve problems, can run a corporation, make decisions, be a “friendly psychologist”, yet be the one most alone, most misunderstood, the one who needs nothing from anyone. Lucky her. Wrong! Who wrote that rule??

Which is it?

Water, completely encompassing land, constitutes and island. Yet, a body of land rising above a body of water, also constitutes an island. Which one can exist without the other? How can one be fed without feeding the other?

This all makes sense, yet has no answer. So how have we come to separate ourselves?

Why do we do what we do?

People alienate each other. Why? Who else do we have? Why were we created in the mode of harmony, only to evolve to repel each other? Is it because Eve bit the apple? Or because we’re not satisfied with simple happiness? Do we not know how to be happy? Is that why the divorce rate has risen, children are beaten and adultery is not only a word in the English language, but a way of life?

It seems the more our world advances technologically, the more we regress emotionally. After all, it’s only the intangible that lives on – so why are we destroying that?

We don’t need nuclear weapons or chemical warfare. Hell, we don’t even need war! We’re doing a pretty damned good job of manifesting conflict and ending humanity on our own!



Shauna L Bowling

Refining, Defining or Rhyming

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Epi, you're the best! I'm am so tickled that you've taken an interest in promoting me and my work. Hugs to you from me and my brood. Enjoy your weekend!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Good afternoon my sensational Shauna and you must know by now

      how much I love to go back into your past catalogue of writing and rescue some orphans too - I just hate seeing anyone's hubs with zero comments and I am so very glad to find this one.

      Old words I often think are new words as well - and your soulful profound thoughts always resonate with me .

      I will post and link your words of heartfelt wisdom to my Facebook wall

      and wish you sincerely a very nice afternoon and evening.

      It is one more night to go and I am off for the weekend - sending 3 big Canadian hugs to you from Colin and his cat crew Tiffy and Gabriel