Alison Smith

(22nd February 1957 / Orange, New South Wales, Australia)

Alone In A Crowd

She wanders through the crowd
It is as though she wasn't even there
No one acknowledges her presence
She is but a breath of air.

Have you ever felt alone in a crowd?
Wished you could be part of the scene
Felt as if everyone looks passed you
Wondered what it would be like to be heard.

She opens her mouth but no sound is heard
She walks but leaves no footprint in the sand
She feels no warmth within her heart
She hears no one call her name.

Next time you walk the busy street
Look for the wisp for it may be her
As you admire a beautiful sunset
Listen for the rustle of her words.

There is nothing more painful
As being alone in a crowd
Nothing so crushing
As having no voice.

See her, hear her, feel her love
She has so much she wants to give......

Submitted: Thursday, November 23, 2006
Edited: Friday, November 26, 2010

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  • Rookie - 5 Points Malini Kadir (4/13/2007 12:50:00 AM)

    There is nothing more painful
    As being alone in a crowd
    Nothing so crushing
    As having no voice...................sentiments common to oh! so many in this busy, buzy buzzing world today! nice write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Marci Made (3/11/2007 2:10:00 PM)

    Beautiful simply wonderfully put of how one can feel, , , I must admit that there are times that I wish to be 'alone' in that crowd, by choice, , , , but then there are the oh so many times that one wishes that perhaps just one kind smile or hand would reach out....A smile, a touch, could save a heart from breaking at times and the giver would not even know what they had done...People are just too scared to reach out I think or hardened by their own pain.....another 100 here..marci m. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Jim Foulk (2/9/2007 3:32:00 PM)

    I know the feeling Alison, this was a great piece you wrote here, really liked it a lot. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Tony Adams (1/24/2007 3:42:00 PM)

    You are noticed and not alone
    This crowd gathers to hear you voice
    We stand here in awed silence
    For as you speak we have no choice (Report) Reply

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