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Poems of the Lonely

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Lonely Orchid

While feeling down & out, I noticed some orchid plants. One pot had multiple beautiful healthy blooms, another pot had just one dying flower.

Although I thirst for comfort, I am still okay
Although I long for sunshine, I am still okay
My soul is dry, my world is gray
I am still okay, I will be okay

Hoping, but Always Denied

Too often so isolated

Abandoned in a void of pain and despair

Without a sense of being wanted

By anyone at all out there

 

A desire for companionship so strong

Striving to embrace some future shining sun

Yet no one lovely did ever come along

That would want and provide one

 

No one to call upon in times of great need

Like a single bent tree in strong winds having grown

A rose bed of love now just full of weeds

Never really having been properly sown

 

No one special with which to share wealth obtained

An absence of kind words and a warm embrace

A shirt dark, wet and stained

By trails of tears falling from one’s face

 

A dark figure of dread casting their shadow,

Over one’s existence and place

Marching with time’s relentless flow,

Withering away one’s will at pace

 

All from a sad and lonely heart

 

–          WW, 2010

 

Black

It feels like the midnight breeze,
It looks like the holes in the sky;
it sounds like the sounds of silence,
it’s cold like a winter’s night.

You stand surrounded by it,
and you feel the coldness arise.
and you ask yourself in the process:
am I loosing my grip on the light?

You stand with your thoughts
between light and dark.
and what’s left of your sanity
implores you to reach for the light.

But you’ve found that this darkness
has come from your inner mind;
and if you look for a way to dissolve it,
you have to reach into your heart.

And as you peer into the sunlight,
the darkness gathers at your back;
you remember the things you’ve done,
all the secrets you’ve left behind.

And while this may rip your illusions,
the message I give you Is life.
never forget your own darkness
but always strive on for the light.

D. L.