Web of Loneliness Poems

Poems of the Lonely

The Unwelcome Visitor


He came to visit me again today,

I wish that he would stay away.

I didn’t ask for him to come,

I didn’t ask him where he’s from,

I’m happy when he isn’t here,

It’s hard to smile when he appears.

I hope he leaves me soon; he fills my life with gloom.

Sometimes his visit’s only brief,

A moment spent with no relief.

Sometimes he stays for quite a while; unwanted company to rile.

Me, then I try to walk away,

But he just wants to come and stay.

 

He did that first year when alone I faced a life,

Of loneliness without my wife.

He kept me constant company back then,

He drank with me and when,

I tried to drive him far away,

He came back often …day after day.

Sometimes I forget him; think he’s gone for good.

I wish often that he would.

Sometimes my life is filled with song,

But then he comes along,

To spoil my happiness with pain,

That black dog’s back with me again.

 

Jack Newman

 

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