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Lonely Pain

Updated on January 7, 2017

The Life of a Poet

When I saw this painting online, I just knew I had to reference it for this Hub and my poem.  I empathize with this lady's intense thoughts as she pauses to write.  It's a feeling all writers have but cannot describe.
When I saw this painting online, I just knew I had to reference it for this Hub and my poem. I empathize with this lady's intense thoughts as she pauses to write. It's a feeling all writers have but cannot describe. | Source

Prelude

"Lonely Pain" was written during my teenage years. It's so interesting for me to go back now and look at some of my older poetry and recall those same memories I had that inspired each poem. I have always been a dramatic person, ever since I was probably able to talk. However, once I hit high school, I did go through some traumatic and life changing events that would forever change me.

Believe it or not but poetry actually saved me during those years. All that time when I was struggling to find my way through the hurt and pain, I found this strange new power in writing. It was weird...I could say anything and everything...anyway I wanted to...and no one was there to judge me...it was just me, my pen, and a notebook.

For years, most of my poetry was never shared with anyone really. I never had a reason to. But then one day I found my notebook, and I got to thinking....oh wow...I really, really, REALLY do miss writing poetry! Maybe I should share it....share my deepest most inner thoughts...my heartaches...my loves...my passions...maybe someone out there will see the power it instilled in me and find their own inspiration.

I hope you not only enjoy reading my poetry, but I hope it also sparks some inspiration in you as well. Happy reading.

Iris

How Do You Paint Lonely?

Everyone defines loneliness differently: for some it means life without a special person and for others it means something else. This painting is brilliant because one can say it's just a lady at a table alone and another can say she's lonely.
Everyone defines loneliness differently: for some it means life without a special person and for others it means something else. This painting is brilliant because one can say it's just a lady at a table alone and another can say she's lonely. | Source

Lonely Shall I Be Forever More

Lonely shall I be forever more.

This is all life has in store

For me, I have become numb to the pain,

Vicious scars are all that remain.


I can't seem to sleep,

As only can my heart weep.

And I can not wake up,

For my mind's thoughts are running amok.


It's as if my feelings are tearing at me

Inside they pull, what will come to be?

I can only take the hurting for so long

Before I lose my place where I belong.


And as I hurt so I push all away

Even though I need them to stay.

And so the cycle of my pain shall turn

On and on, forever more, no lessons learned.


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      mabelhenry 2 months ago from Harrisburlg, Pennsylvania

      Hi Iris:

      Writing poetry is therapeutic. Challenges, struggles, pain and all the onslaughts of this life is where the writer of poetry learns that their pen and paper, computer and blog post is where their voice is quietly heard. The words are non-verbal because they are written and not spoken. The pen and paper for a writer are like a microphone is to an orator. Thank you for sharing your prelude, photo of choice and your poem.

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      IrisUnveiled 8 months ago

      Thank you janshares.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 8 months ago from Washington, DC

      Lovely poem about the pain of loneliness. The images are perfect for your message. Nicely done, Iris.

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      IrisUnveiled 8 months ago

      Thank you...yes I suppose many of us do struggle with a certain inner turmoil that is stronger than others....

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      Review Wizard 8 months ago

      A beautiful expression of angst ...

      So common to all of us ...