No Family

Lonely Days


No family

A grey sheer tunic with buttons that can’t be reached from the outside

A body spray that promises to keep you dry from the kisses of children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces

Strong, arms

Toned and muscular from pushing forward hearts away

And used for carrying burdens for none but one

Akunna Sept 2011



Author's comments

There was nothing more to say when I wrote this.

This is a short poem with a touching theme which should not be handled roughly or commercially.

Did you hear it?

Photo Credits

Thanks to the following for their beautiful pictures:

eddidit for Lonely Days (The cemetery bench)

and lonely by Sarah Giesecke-Green CC via Flickr, although the member is no longer active on Flickr.

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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

I enjoyed reading your pithy poem today. I wish you great success on HubPages and I welcome you to our Community of writers. You are off to a good start.

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akune 5 years ago from Surrey, England, United Kingdom Author

Appreciate your comment, James. Thank you.

ELEANOR 5 years ago

I agree you are off to a great start

ike Obihara 5 years ago

How did you find the depth when you have never been there?

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GmaGoldie 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin


Oh, I feel the loneliness in this. My parents are both dead and I long for the feeling of family. I am rich with other family and friends but nothing replaces Mom and Dad.

Thank you so much for sharing.

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akune 5 years ago from Surrey, England, United Kingdom Author

Thank YOU for sharing in your response GmaGoldie.

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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

Enjoy this very much, Akune. Like your style!

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epigramman 5 years ago

..well I have no family either in this world and at times it can be a terrible lonely desolate feeling which I felt in your words - a great writer like yourself can always push the emotional buttons of their readers like a poetic conductor.

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I was quite moved by GmaGoldie's comment too.

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ahorseback 5 years ago

Interesting read ! I have been that person!......:-}Awesome .

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