Treasure Island

Mary Havran

(1950 / Ohio)

Lonely is Just One Word

Lonely is just one word chosen to represent so much
To tell of feelings inside that the senses cannot touch

Lonely can be in the teardrops on a bereaved person’s cheek
Lonely can be in the silence of sorrows too deep to speak

Lonely can haunt a deserted room that Laughter once made proud
Lonely surrounds you when you’re alone or finds you in a crowd

Lonely is heard in echoed footsteps of a departing friend
Lonely penetrates the solitude of nights that will not end

Lonely will not listen to the pleadings of a broken heart
Lonely stays and torments until new Love shatters it apart

Submitted: Thursday, January 24, 2008

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  • Brandon Martin (4/21/2009 10:45:00 AM)

    i love this poem. i like how you really understood the word lonely... you really caught my attention when it can hit you anywhere at any given time. nice job, keep up the good work... :)
    oh how do you realate to it? (Report) Reply

  • NeiL . (3/6/2009 8:59:00 PM)

    Awesome Poem Mary, Lonely could be anyones bittersweet companion, a familiar friend, You can be surrounded by so many people and still feel lonely. (Report) Reply

  • Simon Hutchinson (4/2/2008 1:45:00 PM)

    very powerfully written
    you really stripped, and exposed, the world of a person, who is, lonely
    and you said it so true....... (Report) Reply

  • Roger Cornish (2/16/2008 5:58:00 PM)

    Oh Mary... Your wonderful!
    Lonely is a.............lonely word - so utterly! , desperatly lonely! ! !
    Rogerx (Report) Reply

  • Alto Thomas, Jr. (1/30/2008 7:21:00 PM)

    Outstlanding. You are very versatile and skilled. We should chat! ! It is often interesting to talk to persons who share a passion(in this case poetry) but are geographically distant. I am a big fan. (Report) Reply

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