Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,586 Points (25th March 1943)

Loneliness - Poem by Ernestine Northover

Loneliness becomes a 'space' in time where,
Nobody seems to speak to you, you are alone,
Suspended, whilst time endlessly continues,
And your alien existence turns your mind to stone.

Will no one come to break the voice of silence,
Will no one listen, do they ever know
That you alone are calling in the darkness,
Can they to you, some great compassion show.

Many thousands in our world are waiting,
For a word of comfort and a friendly smile,
We must have more concern for one another,
To keep us safe along each measured mile.

Please take the time to fill that 'space' for someone,
Please take the time to speak and to console,
For all of us need love and understanding,
And then, we are not alone, our lives are whole.


Comments about Loneliness by Ernestine Northover

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (11/15/2018 12:50:00 PM)


    Please take the time to fill that 'space' for someone,
    Please take the time to speak and to console,
    For all of us need love and understanding, very fine thoughts that fill the soul. we all need love, we all need someone to listen to us with lots of love. thank u for your noble heart. tony
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  • Bhagabat Prasad Hotta (11/14/2018 10:45:00 PM)


    I like to live in peace of loneliness...so nice poem sir (Report) Reply

  • Bhagabat Prasad Hotta (11/14/2018 10:29:00 PM)


    So beautiful thought.....amazing thought sir......... (Report) Reply

  • Andrew Blakemore (7/29/2008 1:24:00 AM)


    You describe the state of loneliness so well Ernestine. Terrific poem, love Andrew xx (Report) Reply

  • (1/19/2008 3:24:00 PM)


    i agree, beautifully written. -shannon (Report) Reply

  • (7/18/2007 4:08:00 PM)


    Hi, just wanted to say Thank you (Report) Reply

  • (4/1/2006 2:08:00 PM)


    Brilliant advice.Love Duncan (Report) Reply

  • (8/31/2005 9:17:00 PM)


    Great advice Ernestine. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 20, 2010


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