Loneliness Knows My Name Poem by Lungelo S. Mbuyazi

Loneliness Knows My Name

Rating: 5.0


I often think I am special,
So I need my space,
There peace comes and whispers:
'Loneliness is a disease, ' sadly
I knew that I don't like anyone
For I cannot love myself

I often think I'm talented,
So everyone needs me.
There space came and said:
'Keep the pace and
Buckle up Lungelo!
They always have me but
They don't know my abilities.
They drink wine and get drunk
Some killed themselves once
They have come to know me'

I turn back and no one notices;
I won't tell my friends,
They might run away, I'm scared
I fool myself, perhaps space won't
I write poems, no one dare listen
I write another, they don't get it;
I know, I have no reason to live
If I can't bestow in other's lives

In my bedroom, every day, I cry alone
Loneliness knows my name, I'm not alone
I rejoice, but no one knows that
I dance to the musical words in my mind
As I write down my tears and fears,
Success-my hopes, triumps and defeats
With the hope that someday someone will have
An open ear and hear, and dance with my mind

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: lesson,lessons of life,lifestyle,loneliness,poetic expression
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kumarmani Mahakul 15 June 2018

Dear Lungelo, you have so movingly executed this poem on a philosophical base regarding loneliness and life style. Your penmanship in this poem is highly appreciated. Beautiful poem.10

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Dr Dillip K Swain 23 April 2022

I fool myself, perhaps space won't I write poems, no one dare listen I write another, they don't get it; I know, I have no reason to live....meaningful expression. Liked this wonderful poem in its entirety!

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Mahtab Bangalee 08 October 2018

nicely penned - I know, I have no reason to live If I can't bestow in other's lives

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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 08 October 2018

Thanks once again with you nice comments on my poems

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Brian 01 July 2018

I like what you did in this message by making loneliness a human who teach us that it's a disease and can demage our lives. Nice work

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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 01 July 2018

Thanks once again for your positive comments on my poems...

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Lincoln 27 June 2018

Amazingly written Lungelo, it's so passinate...it's so touching

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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 27 June 2018

Thanks Lincoln for nice recommendations..much appreciated

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Susan Williams 18 June 2018

Part 2. The lonely often feel rejected by the world and unappreciated... but for various and often valid reasons, the lonely reject forming close ties with others and the loneliness and sense of rejection multiplies. A poem worthy of pondering and being added to my fav list as well as a ten+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 19 June 2018

Those wonderful recommendations sounds like a bit of musical strings in my eyes...Thanks again

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