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A Man Alone

Updated on October 18, 2009

Darkness surrounds me
silent sounds fill the air
my steps are forgotten
No one hears no one cares

I am a man alone

Outside the paradox
I live in a another world
reaching for faces
somewhere beyond the veil

I am only flesh and bone

I thought I saw her once
On a vague distant shore
I felt it stirring inside
a dream was born

It was far from home

But then it died
faded and forgotten
like an old picture
It was weathered and spotted

I am still a man alone

© Copryright 2009. All Rights Reserved.


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      8 years ago

      im pesian i dont no english well but i can fell your poem

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      8 years ago

      Touching poem. Hate that feeling of being alone and having no one to hold onto. Sorry you face this

    • Lynda Gary profile image

      Lynda Gary 

      8 years ago

      beautifully written!

    • Chad A Taylor profile imageAUTHOR

      Chad Taylor 

      8 years ago from Somewhere in Seattle...

      Thanks chrissie your words are encouraging!

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      8 years ago

      how beautiful yet sad. Some of life's beauty is in sadness as I have learned. "I am only flesh and bone" That is a very intimadating sentence. The thought of being such a fragile life form is overwhelming. The thought of being this fragile life form alone can be even scarier. What I am trying to say is I love this poem!

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      Laurel Rogers 

      8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      So sad, so sad.

      But beautiful...

    • Bhawna Sharma profile image

      Bhawna Sharma 

      8 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Too lonely ...

    • Dwayne Terry profile image

      Dwayne Terry 

      8 years ago

      Really love this one. Thanks for writing!

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      8 years ago from London, UK

      Lovely Poem.

      I hope "the Man Alone" finds a companion. You will see her again and this time, it won't be a Mirage.

      Thanks for sharing.

    • Chad A Taylor profile imageAUTHOR

      Chad Taylor 

      8 years ago from Somewhere in Seattle...

      What vivid responses, I had to re-read it myself! Thank you

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      8 years ago from Northern Arizona

      I agree with Moonchild; your poem doesn't tell us everything, but it tells us looking in a mirror of a darkened room, we recognize the overarching outlines, having shared such also, but not the particulars...fill in the blanks with your own experience..Thank you for this...I'm a new fan and I am looking forward to more of your well constructed and intriguing poetry...Larry

    • suiteorchids profile image


      8 years ago

      Love your work... Thanks for posting....

    • Moonchild60 profile image


      8 years ago

      This is nice poem, it doesn't tell you everything. You have to look for the truth. But you can feel the gentleness of his oneness. Perhaps it's the fragility of it. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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      8 years ago from Sunny California

      I love the "silent sounds". It makes perfect sense. I love the imagery of the picture in the end too.

    • Chad A Taylor profile imageAUTHOR

      Chad Taylor 

      8 years ago from Somewhere in Seattle...

      thank you! again :)

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      Raging Bull 

      8 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Hello again LOL, look who's talking? You have an engaging way with words, what a deep and meaningful piece!

    • Zenani profile image


      8 years ago

      Now this one broke my heart where the other one stole my heart. You are truly gifted, I know because I love poetry that reaches deep into the soul and touches you where nothing else can. Awesome!

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      8 years ago

      like this poem chad , its really deep , I know what the sound of silence is !! to hear silence is to hear darkness! this could be sung !!

    • Chad A Taylor profile imageAUTHOR

      Chad Taylor 

      9 years ago from Somewhere in Seattle...

      Thanks Tom!

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      Tom Cornett 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      "reaching for faces

      somewhere beyond the veil"

      Cool poem! Thanks! :)


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