Frederick Kesner

Bronze Star - 2,121 Points (28 August / St. Thomas University Hospital)

A Moment's Interlude - Poem by Frederick Kesner

where have all the people gone?
you walk past them on the street
and they stare blankly ahead

or are wrapped up in their own world
a bubble that shields them from
the oozing hurt and confusion that
is like a cloudy mist that would not lift.

how the heart hungers for that one:
that though we may remain as before
strangers walking our own way,

after a fleeting hello in the light
of that brilliant sunny morning walk
experience life's longing desire
one moment of intimate connection.


Topic(s) of this poem: introspection

Form: Free Verse

Comments about A Moment's Interlude by Frederick Kesner

  • (3/2/2009 4:58:00 AM)

    All the lonely people. This poem strikingly brings it home. Some are lonely, some are too far up themselves.
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  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (2/28/2009 8:47:00 AM)

    Sometimes one moment of intimate connection becomes essence of whole lifespan. A good poem, Frederick.
    Best Wishes.
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  • C. P. Sharma (1/22/2009 5:56:00 AM)

    Whatever could be point in writing this beautiful poem but I agree that there come moments in the life of eachone of us when we feel lone even in a crowd.Perhaps, that is our fate as Mathew Arnold says, 'we mortal millions love alone'.
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  • Kushal Poddar (11/18/2008 9:08:00 PM)

    very eloquent. heart felt. (Report) Reply

  • Somebody Insignificant (3/19/2008 11:38:00 AM)

    This was actually scary to me having a social phobia, my biggest fear would be any type of intimate connection. (Report) Reply

  • (4/24/2007 8:35:00 PM)

    I can identify with that. Well said.
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  • (4/6/2007 10:35:00 PM)

    sweet and straght to the point good job on it oh thanks for the comment (Report) Reply

  • (10/6/2006 5:22:00 PM)

    good poem i understand whats the reason for this poem plz let me know thanks for u time (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 10, 2018

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