Prose - Being Alone

In your dark heart
Where loneliness takes hold
You no longer hear
What you were once told
Can you accept a goodbye before a hello?

And yet
You were lonely
With a companion
But hope was for him only
Can you accept an ending before a beginning?

You were trapped
Within the limits
Of his love
And his habits
Can you accept fate before living?

But now you are free
And yet
There is something
You will not forget
Can you accept pain before you are healed?

Instead
Like a shadow
That lives at night
You allow it to follow
Can you accept heartache before love?

Blocking the light
That flickers in the distance
The light of your true self
Free of all resistance
Can you accept rejection before acceptance?

If you are alone
You are in my thoughts
If you are sad
You are in my heart
If you are hurt
You have my tears
And if you are blessed
Then say a prayer for me
For I too have suffered these things
And if you do pray for me
Then I would have you in my life
And because of that
I will not be alone
I will not be sad
I will not be hurt
I will be blessed
As will you




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Comments 12 comments

V Qisya 4 years ago

Wow, such a beautiful expression!

Simply awesome! I love it all, Mark.

Beautiful. Up and away :D Happy holidays!

Best Wishes, V


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you Verita... the last part I posted on my Facebook page this morning and then kept thinking and added the stanzas above... I'm glad you liked it... Happy Holidays to you and I'm sure you will be...


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franciaonline 4 years ago from Philippines

Wow, what a beautiful poem. I find the rhythm perfect and the poetic flow captivating. I'd love to read this in a poetry reading event.


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leni sands 4 years ago from UK

Awesome, you truly are a wordsmith...


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janiek13 4 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

Beautiful and heartfelt words. I needed that this morning. Thank you!


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Beautiful!


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Coolmon2009 4 years ago from Texas, USA

Very nice poem enjoyed reading it.


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pmccray 4 years ago from Utah

Beautifully written poem, thank you for sharing.


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@franciaonline - Thank you! I want to do that someday. Just need to get my nerve up to step up to the mic...

@leni - Thank you. I appreciate that.

@janiek13 - Thank you. I'm sorry you needed it but I hope it helped. This is one of those things that is for people who are hurting. You don't like that they suffer but it's a matter of reaching out I think.

@sholland - Thank you!

@Coolmon - I appreciate it...

@pmccray - Thank you again! It's funny to be thanked for sharing when in fact it's truly my pleasure and I thank you for reading.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I will not be hurt I will be blessed.. oh what wonderful words.thank you for another beautiful poem..

I voted up and beautiful..


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Deborah - Thank for commenting. I appreciate you taking the time to read my musings...


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Freya Cesare 4 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Aww! so sweet! You are really romantic person.

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