Audrey Heller

Bronx, New York/ Now residing in Florida
Audrey Heller
Bronx, New York/ Now residing in Florida
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Alone In A Crowd

Rating: 3.8
Sometimes, in a crowded room, you
can still feel alone. So many people
surround you, but you're strictly on
your own. Looking around the room,
not one familiar face, you see. Should
there be any conversation, it's going
to have to come, from me. I would
have thought just the opposite, seeing
a new person appear. But the way it
looks, it's not going to happen here.
People have become much more
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Nyavanhu Mapendere 04 February 2018
A perfect script which says it all about loneliness, loneliness can engulf your thoughts even though you are surrounded by so many people who do not matter the most in your life.
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Lyn Paul 06 August 2017
A suited title for your impressive words. Loneliness is a huge issued yet not recognised enough as a problem. Thank You.
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Richard Wlodarski 06 August 2017
Audrey, congratulations on Poem Of The Day! I'm not certain what else needs to be said about this poem. Your peers appear to have said it all. So I'll leave you with this: Not Lonely...Not Alone To be with people Not feel lonely To be with oneself Not feel alone
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Seamus O Brian 06 August 2017
The experience of the subject in finding herself in a roomful of strangers reticent to make contact, with the presumption that this is a reflection of an alteration in social behaviors. Interestingly, the piece itself is very conversational in tone, although with a penchant for a structured rhyme scheme. The poem succeeds in maintaining the routine structure of straightforward poetry, while directly making the somewhat straightforward statement of this perceived alteration in social behavior. I think, good poet, I would love to see you abandon the routine structure of poetry for a deeper exploration of the theme of loneliness hinted at in your title. What is it like to be lonely in a crowd? What does loneliness look like surrounded by humanity? What is the shape, the texture, the taste of loneliness in such a situation? What is the quality, the sensation, the palpable shape of the noises of conversation floating around you, but withheld from you? Not just telling the story, but describing the sensory edges of the story, so that we might not just nod in agreement at a familiar situation, but feel the gripping loneliness of your soul resonating within our own.
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So true.nothing like being the wallflower watching the dip get old.I've gone to parties and felt isolated..how to break the ice? Speak up.. good poem with a ring of truth..
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Kumarmani Mahakul 06 August 2017
It is true that in a crowded place we sometimes feel lonely if there is no familiar face. And it is because... People have become much more reserved, then they used to be. At one time, they would pin you down and gab away. Beautiful poem really. Thanks and congratulation for the poem of the day.
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Rajnish Manga 06 August 2017
The same thing happened to me once. An old friend of mine invited me to attend his daughter's marriage at Dehradun. There was quite a good gathering but I was alone. I also decided to say NO to such invitations. Thanks for sharing. This is my second visit on this page.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 06 August 2017
Congrats for being chosen.... Highest 10+++++++
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Lantz Pierre 06 August 2017
Too prosaic and too weakly crafted to come across as much more than an internal dialogue about a niggling fact of existence. The poem neither presents a greater insight into the phenomenon nor presents the argument is some exquisitely crafted manner which might elevate it. Lines end leaving meaningless words and phrases hanging as if there some arbitrary rule of how long a line should be. Hints are made here and there at some internal rhymes and assonance that are never picked up and used to any effect. In point of fact, I kind of like the simpleness of this poem and what it has to say, even as it doesn't say anything new yet the potential for saying it in a new way is there but never realized. It remains too off-the-cuff and too off-the-shelf for me to find sufficient inspiration. To me this is an opportunity that was missed.
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Tom Allport 06 August 2017
a wonderful poem of the feelings felt when in the company of strangers beautifully conveyed? .............superbly written.
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