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I Always Feel Lonely on Sundays

Updated on April 24, 2013

I always feel lonely on Sunday nights

And have never quite figured out why

And the more beautiful the evening breeze

The sadder I feel

Which makes no sense at all

It's the kind of loneliness that has nothing to do

With actually being alone

Surrounding myself with family and friends

Is just a temporary distraction

It's like I desperately miss something

That I can't define

Or even remember

Or maybe I just start missing everything

I've ever lost in life

All at once

The innocence, the people, the memories

Use the slowness of Sundays to haunt me

I don't really know

I don't really understand

I just know even on the best Sundays

I feel a little bit sad

And I think I always will


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      Marisa Lyon 

      5 years ago

      I always feel the same way. This was lovely.

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      Greg Johnson 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis

      Very beautiful poem. I feel loneliest at work surrounded by many people ...

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      Kara Monterey 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis

      James-wolve, I can definitely relate, I hate the monotony of the daily grind as well! Thanks!

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      6 years ago from Morocco

      Beautiful and nicely put.It is outpouring with emotions and thoughts.I think the sadness you feel on Sundays emanates from the fact that the next day is Monday.personaly,Sunday nights are the worst because I feel like my weekend flies by so fast and I realize that I have just Few more "free" hours to spend -For what?- Getting ready for the workweek ahead- Getting laundry done, Clothes picked out for the week, etc....

      My job is not HORRIBLE and once I get there, its not THAT bad, but I hate having to wake up and get out of bed to do anything anyway and getting up to go to work is EXTRA horrible. Before I even leave the house I find myself saying... I will be so glad when this day is over. Lol, sad huh

      But it's really the daily grind that I hate, the monotony. And I have always been that way. I wish I wasn't.

      I voted up.

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      6 years ago

      Something about late Sunday afternoons in the fall, with the golden light falling across the floor always gives me a heartache, maybe in my DNA, inherited from generations ago. It has no particular meaning, just a nameless, haunting sadness. I can relate to your poem.....

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      Dina Blaszczak 

      6 years ago from Poland

      Very nice poem full of feelings and emotions I can relate to. It's a strange thing about Sundays, but as you can see, you are not alone :)

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      Kara Monterey 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thank you!

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      Poetic Fool 

      6 years ago

      Kara, I can so relate to this wistful feeling you describe. I get it too but fortunately not every Sunday! You've done a wonderful job of expressing it though. Lovely! Voted up and shared!

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      Kara Monterey 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thank you! I definitely agree this feeling described is fleeting and once Monday morning comes it's not so bad! Thanks for the feedback!

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      Steve Mitchell 

      6 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Oh Kara, I know how you feel. I get that sinking feeling and always have done from being a child. For me it is the freedom I want, to choose how I spend my time and I guess I have always known there is a possiblity it is unattainable. Then again I think,'what if, what if I can achieve freedom?'

      I don't want a boss. We were born free and should be free. This life just gets harder. Having said all that once Monday morning comes I think,'well it's not so bad afterall.'

      Why do we put ourselves through it?

      Fantastic work Kara.

      Voted up/btiful.

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      Kara Monterey 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thanks so much!

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      LJ Scott 

      6 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Very well expressed Koshaugh... simplistic beauty at it's best, wow!

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      shrestha monsoon 

      6 years ago

      This poem is very captivating.

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      Kara Monterey 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis


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      Tom Cornett 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      Such honest words....I love that. Maybe the winding down makes Sundays feel that way. I've had the same feeling often. Wonderful poem. :o)

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      An interesting poem about being sad and lonely.. today is not Sunday so I hope you smile :)

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      Kara Monterey 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thanks so much!

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      Ken S Harris 

      6 years ago from Richmond, KY

      I can actually relate to this. I've always called it "having a case of the Sundays." :P Just feeling lonely and sad seems to fit so well with a Sunday for me, and your poem describes that feeling wonderfully. Thank you for sharing! Voted up.

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      Kara Monterey 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thank you!

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      6 years ago from Calgary and area!

      Beautiful words, Nuff said :-)

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      6 years ago

      Koshaugh, You've conveyed well here that loneliness that suddenly descends seemingly from nowhere. Especially effective are these words which pinpoint the essence of this feeling: "It's the kind of loneliness that has nothing to do With actually being alone." Well done.

      Appreciatively, Stessily

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      6 years ago

      I can definitely relate--the feeling that surrounds the heart that speaks a little of nostalgia, a little of wishing, of wanting, a little sadness that I can't quite pinpoint. Beautiufl and sharing.

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      Kara Monterey 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thanks for all the kind words!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Gosh, so beautiful and haunting. I can definitely relate to that feeling of not knowing and trying to express it in poetry. You did wonderfully in that aspect. I'll have to read more of your work. It's so lovely.

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      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Very good analysis and well composed.

      I feel this way about Sunday because it is the last day of the weekend, Monday is getting closer and I must rise early and take on another weeks work. Will vote up.

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      Not Found 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      me too..i kinda get lonely and sad..fridays too. maybe that's because, im alone here and so far from my family.

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      Kara Monterey 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thanks for all the kind words!

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      6 years ago from Humble, TX

      Sunday's usually make me sad because that means that I have to get up for work the next day! Love your poem though!

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      Ashish Joshi 

      6 years ago from India

      I guess it's something to do with the 'Monday Blues'...

      nice piece though!

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      6 years ago from Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX


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      Lillian K. Staats 

      6 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      Very good! lily

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That was lovely; I suspect we all have triggers that make a certain time tougher than others. For me it is Easter and I have no idea why that is....anyway, great hub!

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      6 years ago from Denmark

      I know this feeling to well. I too feel sad and lonely sunday nights. I don't really get why. It's not because I don't want to go to school the next day, or because had I bad weekend. I just feel sad.

      Thank you for writing this. It really speaks to me :)

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      Feeling sad and down on a Sunday is sad. I guess meeting up with friends, or visiting near and dear ones or a movie will do the trick. Great poem.

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      Kara Monterey 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thanks Joyce. I think many of us have or have had those certain days of the week where loneliness gets to us more than others. I appreciate your kind words.

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Your poem is beautiful .

      When still living in England the whole weekend would lonely. If I felt this way on Saturdays I would take a trip to my Mothers and come home late so I could go straight to bed.

      Voted up and beautiful, Joyce.


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