Bill Simmons

Lonesome Heart - Poem by Bill Simmons

The mighty oak I see outside
It's roots are deep and long
It will live a hundred years
And bend when winds are strong

I sometimes feel I can't go on
Losing you is hurting me
I sometimes wish late at night
I had the strength of that old tree

The days my friends they stand by me
They tend to help me through
But then at night when darkness falls
Again I'm missing you

I try to fight but strength won't come
Soon I fall apart
Then the tears fall like rain
So alone is a lonesome heart

I sometimes wish I had the strength
To pick up and move along
But memories that I have with you
Streaches the nights so long

I sometimes wish I had the strength
So I would not fall apart
Missing you is against my will
So alone is a lonesome heart.

Comments about Lonesome Heart by Bill Simmons

  • Bill Simmons (5/21/2015 9:21:00 PM)

    Thank you everyone for your comments.
    Bill Simmons
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  • Terry Craddock (5/21/2015 7:15:00 PM)

    The mighty oak I see outside
    It's roots are deep and long
    It will live a hundred years
    And bend when winds are strong

    What a beautiful metaphor for strength and endurance, to begin a poem upon lose and the difficulty of carrying on without the beloved, written with feelings emotions we can all identify with, with a last line ending like a haunting folk song. Loved the sentiments expressed within each stanza.
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  • Kelly Kurt (5/21/2015 5:53:00 PM)

    A nice poem, posted 7 yrs ago tho and no activity in..? ? ? (Report) Reply

    Bill Simmons (5/21/2015 9:19:00 PM)

    Hello Kelly, thank you. I know I haven't posted anything in quite a while but I am still about. Have been trying my hand at writing a few books. Just recently released two epic poems as books now at amazon

  • Kim Barney (5/21/2015 5:17:00 PM)

    Very enjoyable poem, full of emotion that really shows through.
    Just one question:
    Didn't you mean that the memories STRETCH the nights so long?
    In any case, great poem and congrats on Poem of the Day!
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    Bill Simmons (5/21/2015 9:13:00 PM)

    Hello Kim, Thank you for your comment and yes, that is exactly what it means,
    Bill Simmons

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (5/21/2015 2:24:00 AM)

    some things don't kill you outright but make you stronger. (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (5/21/2015 2:24:00 AM)

    things that don't kill outright only make you stronger. I hope one day you will emerge from this phase stronger and brighter. (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/21/2015 12:48:00 AM)

    Dancing in the night of sadness and loneliness yet shining like the sun in poetic gladness! Well done my friend! Congrats in being chosen for poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • (4/26/2008 5:03:00 PM)

    this guy just held his heart out for all of us to read
    perhaps one of the finest pieces to come across
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    Bill Simmons (5/21/2015 8:58:00 PM)

    Thank you for your comment, yours truly, Bill Simmons

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 3, 2004

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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