Loneliness

It is Friday night again

The weekend always does this to me

The whole week I remain dry-eyed

And then the tears come unbidden

The taint of loneliness

Has become the scourge of my life

Making it a living hell

I feel all eyes are stalking me

So I stay cooped in

But the walls seem to crowd me in

Choking me to slow death

I am wary of making a new start

Nor can I stand being alone

So I drown my sorrows

In tears of self-pity.

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30 thoughts on “Loneliness

  1. Self-pity is the bane of humanity … we all seem to have truck loads of it and it’s just as unhealthy as anger šŸ˜¦ And it’s turned inwards … know that you are loved and he will return .. must admit I thrive on my ‘alone’ time šŸ™‚

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    1. Aww! So sweet of you to say that. I am perfectly fine Kate. There may be a few moments of self-pity at times, but you know me…I am generally upbeat and not the one to feel lonely. Moreover I have all of you here. šŸ˜Š
      Thank you so much, dear. šŸ™‚

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  2. and i believe it is time for some cake! ah loneliness is a sly one, it creeps up so unsuspectingly. your poem is so perfect for a Friday night for the lonely hearted.

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  3. Very moving! The walls closing in…that feeling of being trapped and confined to an uncomfortable situation…this is how I feel in large crowds and noisy places.šŸ˜£šŸ˜–šŸ˜«šŸ˜‰ šŸ˜ ā¤ļø

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      1. I’m having an off day today…. but I seem to be coping ok. My walls are full of music, my empty hands are full, of memories and rhymes. Thank you for reading my poem.

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  4. In the absence of our loved ones, the quiet and less busy times are the worst as we have not enough to occupy our minds, allowing those thoughts to flood. A heartfelt and beautiful write.

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  5. Yes, the deep pain of loneliness is rooted strongly, even introverts need company, and knowing it is a feeling doesn’t always help, it just is and it claims us from time to time. So well said, very moving poem.

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