Lonesome: A Poem

Still here for another day

 I know I told you all that I am leaving.  I still am, but with a plane delay that has lasted longer than I anticipated I couldn't help but write a new poem that I would like to share with you.  So please forgive my inability to stay away after I told you I was leaving.  I hope I get to leave soon and get back to my family, but in the meantime here is a poem I wrote in my loneliness.  I started to explore implications of loneliness and came up with this.  I hope you like it.

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Lonesome

I stand alone in a crowded room

they bump and push me

no excuses

no sorry's

The emptiness crushes, squeezing me

into dreaded anticipation of impending doom.

 

 

The midnight whistle blows

signaling the start of a new day

The silence covers the Earth

In a heavy blanket of suffocation

The weight is more than I can bear

Gotta stop living without a care.

 

 

Sunrise lifts the fog of darkness

Cicadas cry their lonesome songs

A pure plead for an answer

something, anything

they get their answer

I get the silence of my thoughts.

 

 

I stand on my porch

people move, they pass

without a look, not even a glance.

I smile, I wave

to my neighbor Dave

with no response he leaves.

 

 

The empty can rattles the most

I shout in silence

and cry with dry eyes

no one will hear

no one will care

slowly I let my nightmares go

 

 

No visitors in years

even the mailman doesn't come

I'm beyond redemption

There's no saving me

Alone I entered this world

why should I expect anything else?

 

 

I grow colder

as the day grows older

The sun heats the Earth

but not me

with a shiver, vision fades

I exhale, from this world I pass.

 

 

Alone.

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

You are never alone, my friend, as much as you may think. We're all in this together. Although I may be wrong about this being an autobiographical piece of written work, I do understand the artistry and imagery behind it. We're all behind you, Wes. Please keep your chin up and thank you for a wonderful yet dark poem.

Dohn


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wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

I thank you Dohn, it is not autobiographical though. It is just inspired by the lonely hours passed while waiting for my plane to come and take me back to the land of plenty. I am however, glad that you liked this poem.


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shamelabboush 6 years ago

This is very heartaching! Departing can be cruel wesley. I wish you the best and take care.


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA

Way to go Wes another great one, safe travels my friend...


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frogdropping 6 years ago

The very best of luck wesley - what a wonderful turnaround for you and your family. I'm hoping you're lonely no more. A wonderful poignant piece to (temporarily) exit on.

Good wishes to you all :):):)


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wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Shamelabboush: Thank you for reading and enjoying this poem about loneliness.

Hmrjmr: Thanks hmrjmr I'm glad that you liked it.

Frogdropping: Thank you too frog, I am glad that you enjoyed this poem as well. Take care and write well.


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Take good care


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wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Thanks ethel.


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Jess Killmenow 6 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

"as the day grows older

The sun heats the Earth

but not me

with a shiver, vision fades

I exhale, from this world I pass."

Resonates deeply with me Wesley. Good journey. Be sure to check back in with us on the other side.


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wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Thank you very much Jess, I appreciate your comments and am happy that this poem and the lines within it resonates with you. Will do, when I get there.


pastella13 6 years ago

Hi wesleycox

You seem to find such inspiration and you have the talent to write as you feel. It's great that you can put into words what you're thinking inside, and by using imagination. I find it hard sometimes to be able to put things into words the way I want them to come across.

All the best of happiness to you and your family.


poetlorraine 6 years ago

hiya back on line my computer was not working. Hope you have got home by now.... x


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Dame Scribe 6 years ago from Canada

Loneliness is but a moment that will pass. I hope you have a great time @ home. Thank you! :)


Pachuca213 6 years ago

First...I knew you would be back! =) It will be hard for you to stay away from us! he he

And also, this was fantastic. I can imagine you sitting there in a crowded airport waiting for your turn to board the plane....I think when we are travelling alone, especially when you are so anxious about where you are going you can feel very alone in the world sitting there just watching the world going on all around you as you sit patiently for your turn!


poetlorraine 6 years ago

ARE YOU HOME WITH YOUR LOVELY FAMILY GIVE US A SHOUT

XXXXXXXXXX


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wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Pastella: Thank you very much, I am glad that you are fascinated by my work. I hope to continue to impress.

Dame: The lonely hours sure did pass but in slow time. Thank you for reading.

Pachuca: I am glad you are enthused that I am still around, I did not have the intention of implying that I would be gone forever but merely temporarily. Airports suck and so does traveling.

PL: I am home. I'll be e-mailing shortly.


mdawson17 6 years ago

I loved this poem what great work you have done!!!

mdawson17


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wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Mdawson17, Thank you for reading and enjoying my poem.


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rls8994 6 years ago from Mississippi

You are so talented. The way you express your thoughts are beautiful. I really enjoyed reading this.


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wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

rls8994: Thank you very much for your comments, I appreciate you reading my work.

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