Treasure Island

ADEWUMI JOSHUA


The Monologue I


Sometimes when I look
into a mirror,
I am the most handsome man
in the world.
Other times I do gaze and gaze
and all I could see
is a creative mistake.
I will try to run to the past
and take a nostalgic pill for happiness;
my bests betray me.
It is that moment I know my mood is doomed.
So I have come to realize
that the mind has power:
It can re- create.
But the mind cannot overpower the mood;
the mood is Man
and Man makes the mood.
So Man,
Go ahead,
Make my mood the most handsome man.

Submitted: Sunday, March 31, 2013
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