Ramona Thompson


All By Yourself - Poem by Ramona Thompson

Rewrite of Eric Carmen's classic All By Myself

When you were young
So young and foolish
You were all I told myself I ever needed or wanted
To make me whole
And making love to you was oh so much fun
Those days are gone

Livin' now all alone
I think of all the mistakes
All the times you broke my heart in two
Then I dial the telephone
To tell you
One last time
No, lover never again will I be coming home to you

All by yourself
Just gonna have to learn how to be
All by yourself
Forever more

All by yourself
Cos I don't wanna live with you anymore
All by yourself
Baby now forever more

Not that hard to do this
Cos I'm sure
Don't wanna feel so insecure anymore
So insecure because of you
Making my feelings of love go away
Gettin' more and more
Distant and obscure
Now I no longer can go on
Without a cure
A cure for the heart that you so carelessly shattered beyond repair

All by yourself
Just gonna have to learn how to be
All by yourself
Forever more

When we were young
So young, foolish, and in love
You were all I told myself I ever needed or wanted
And makin' love to you was so much fun
Those days are gone

All by yourself, boy
Just gonna have to live
All by yourself
Forever more

Now that I've walked
Walked out that door
For the last
The very last time

2008 Ramona Thompson


Comments about All By Yourself by Ramona Thompson

  • (4/17/2008 6:17:00 PM)


    Very good for you, Ramona. Men need to learn that they have to be a part of the relationship, or else there is none. This is one of the best takes on Eric Carmen's song, that I have seen in a long time. There is empoerment here, along with resolve not to be treated as a second fiddle while he plays his cheating games. Good for you.

    I saw you actually walking out on him, leaving him with his finger up his as*. (Giggle) . Most times, we actually have to do that because men have no idea that having an affair with another woman, while going out with you, is not right. So to teach them a real lesson, we walk out, leaving them wondering what they did. But 99% of the time it never sinks in. They think we are wrong, and don't want to admit it was their fault. Men! OOOOOOOOOO I just want to shoot em all.

    You wrote this very well, Ramona.

    Love & hugs,
    Barbara
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 17, 2008



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