Loneliness Is No One’s Friend

There are days when you just don't want to get up
There are days when you just don't want to get up

Loneliness is a friend to no one
It isolates and depresses
It creeps upon you so slowly
Especially on days gray and dreary

So come take my hand my friend
We’ll sing the loneliness away
And together we’ll sail
On life’s stormy sea

Raindrops upon my window pane
Bring greetings from friends
Who’ve gone away?
And my heart hangs heavy
And I’m so alone

So come take my hand my friend
We’ll sing the loneliness away
And together we’ll sail
On life’s stormy sea

When you stand alone not knowing what to do
When you stand alone not knowing what to do
When the only sound is the chirp of a bird
When the only sound is the chirp of a bird
And there is no sunshine anywhere
And there is no sunshine anywhere

I remember sunny days
That like daffodils
Were once happy and gay
The years have brought their sorrow
And quiet solitude


So come take my hand my friend
We'll sing the loneliness away
And together we’ll sail
On life’s stormy sea

Days when in carefree youth
We’d dance and laugh the hours away
When did that heavy raincloud appear?
And why won’t the wind blow it from here?

So come take my hand my friend
We'll sing the loneliness away
And together we’ll sail
On life’s stormy sea

Perhaps we shouldn’t spend our days
Deep in the land of sorrow
Let’s look toward tomorrow
And face it with bright smiles
And joy in our hearts

So come take my hand my friend
We'll sing the loneliness away
And together we’ll sail
On life’s stormy sea


And then the sun appears
And then the sun appears

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internetgeek 4 years ago from Hyderabad, India.

Awesome poetry and nice pics :)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks so much Internetgeek.


tnderhrt23 4 years ago

Poignant, rich write that I identify with on a lot of levels. Nice job!


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epigramman 4 years ago

..well you have been a most beautiful friend to me Rasma and one of my most loyal supporters of my writing - so wonderful that we can extend our good times to our music group .....lake erie time 12:24am

love your writing here - it showcases your writing talents as someone who has a lot of soul and depth and heartfelt sincerity .....


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sen.sush23 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

Rasma, this was the way I was feeling today. It really takes some soul and depth of feeling to talk of the loneliness in the midst of all this hurry and scurry. Voted up. And, yes, we'll sing the loneliness away.


KatrineDalMonte 4 years ago

Nice writing, lots of thoughts...loneliness is terrible, but it can be conquered. Just like the day comes after the night, so does the sun after the rain...:-)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for your comments sen.sush23. They are really appreciated.

Thanks you for commenting Katrine.This one came to me on an especially gray and dreary day. But yes loneliness does pass.

Glad you liked it tnderhrt23.

Thank you so much my friend Colin.


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sam209 4 years ago

Awesome poem! Listening to Abba as I write! Sharing this well written poem for sure!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

The sadness touched my heart, but your pictures at the end made me smile. They are reflections when we are lonely. I am so glad there was sunshine after the rain. :)


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Gypsy this is beautiful and for any lonely person out there - and there are many - this will be such an uplifting poem for them. I also loved the way your pictures also captured the mood and emotion of your words - a lovely touch.

Abba's song 'The Way Old Friends Do' is one of my favourites and does bring back so many memories of times gone but can still make me smile!

I loved as well the photos at the end it really lifted me up and made me happy inside.

I loved this poem + voted up + bookmarked as a favourite.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks you so much for reading and sharing sam209. Glad you enjoyed it.

AEvans thank you so much for reading and commenting. There must always be sunshine after rain and perhaps a rainbow as well.

Thank you Seeker7. Only Abba could compliment this song of mine. Glad you like the photos. Written on an otherwise dreary day.


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

Great poetry Gypsy and cute pics. :)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed it Caroline.


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

You got my hand Rose , no matter how far it away it feels ,you got my hand.

recovering nicely from a silent creeper , did not see him coming but with the Most High There is no doubt.

Stay blessed, and always trust in God , The only one.

Thanks for the Abba .

Bless. and stay well.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much Sky9106 it's appreciated. Hope with the Lord's help you will soon feel much better and be back to good health. God bless.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

"... and then the sun appears..." I'm so glad for you!

I am often alone, but loneliness is seldom if ever my lot. Thanks to my talent to write, I simply create characters and enjoy some adventure with/through them. Since HubPages I don't even need to do this, and not to talk about Facebook and Colin's music site. I can actually be only alone while I am sleeping, and even then I may not be alone in my dreams.

Great poem, loneliness well explained.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much Martie and glad you liked this. Yes, writing helps a lot and when I do find myself alone my comp is my best friend. You know it feels just so odd if I'm not able to get online for awhile I feel like something is really missing. Now if I can finally find the right time to catch most of you on the music site then it will bring my sunshine into the comp too.


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Hugs, sister, it's very beautiful, deep and emotional. Love it!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hugs right back to you BeyondMax and I'm so glad you liked it. It came as an inspiration on an otherwise very gray and dull day.


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Very nice poem, Gypsy. And I love the phographs you selected to go along with the poem. :)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for you comment phdast7 and glad you liked the pics.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

This is so beautiful Rasma .

A vote up and share.

Enjoy your weekend.

Eddy.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Eddy. Hope you're having a great weekend.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

I appreciate your poem. Still, I feel that loneliness can be a friend and is also a part of God's plan in this life of duality. Much peace.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Well Manatita yes, there are times when we do appreciate having some time alone however not all the time. God bless.

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