Shelby Lanier

Rookie (October 23,1993 / Raliegh, North Carolina)

So Alone - Poem by Shelby Lanier

Alone I sit
Longing to be held
Feeling empty inside
And alone there I dwelled

I want to be hugged
And feel you warm breath
To keep me from the thoughts
Of cold hearted death!

Cold and alone
Bare and scared to be afraid
Of fear within me
That you… regretfully made

To leave me alone
And to forsake my face
To never be held
And leave without a trace

The thought of being held
Is like clothing to my skin
Because when you are gone;
That will bring me to my end!

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Comments about So Alone by Shelby Lanier

  • (10/25/2008 3:55:00 PM)

    Your poem really gets the mood across, it struck a chord with me. I especially like the last stanza 'Like clothing to my skin, ' great line! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 25, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, November 16, 2008

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