Arnee Akpan

Veteran Poet - 1,045 Points (Nigeria)

The Loner - Poem by Arnee Akpan

With water rushing down
From those stone like balls
With a twisted face
I try hard to see his tooth
But all to no avail
Baptised in his tears,
His face looks weary

Alone with his thoughts
He watches the world
Others seem to be enjoying
He sights the pasture but can't feed from it
He thinks of himself as been alone
With every pain life inflicts on him
He bleeds red water

The loner
Feels unwanted
He feels useless and worthless
Death wants to befriend him
But yet he wishes to befriend life even though life treats him terribly

The world thinks he's a failure
But can something good come out Bethlehem?
Yes! something good did
But I wonder if anything good can yield out from the loner
My answers still seem foggy
But yet I see a beam of light in it.

Topic(s) of this poem: humanity, life

Form: Lament


Comments about The Loner by Arnee Akpan

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (11/24/2015 1:13:00 PM)


    With every pain life inflicts on him
    He bleeds red water

    But yet I see a beam of light in it. after writing all that you end the poem positively and when i read it i was very happy. we poets shall spread positive ideas. God bless u. Tony
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  • (11/21/2015 3:44:00 AM)


    shepherd could be him..lone man on the hill. (Report) Reply

  • Shakil Ahmed (11/19/2015 7:47:00 AM)


    But I wonder if anything good can yield out from the loner
    My answers still seem foggy
    But yet I see a beam of light in it- -Beautiful lines, your heartfelt thoughts are well presented in the poem, thanks for sharing.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 19, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 19, 2015


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