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I walk alone
In the darkness
Of a back alley
With its garbage
Cans, junk, and
Strewn all over
The dead leaves
Of this year
Which will soon be over.
I walk alone
Under grey skies.
Clouds and smoke
Filter the lights
Of the city with
Its cars and people,
Lonely souls in a world
Running away from them.
I walk alone
Searching the dark
For a hidden hope,
Groping in vain
For some unseen link
With certainty.
In the darkness
Of daily existence
Shines a light,
A God-given hope.
Love with its warmth
Gives strength,
And you
Are my love.

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Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo 10/9/2012
"With its garbage
Cans, junk, and

After reading the first stanza it seemed to be as if you had mistakenly used the word garbage twice. Upon reading the stanza again I realized that the first 'garbage' refers to garbage cans. Why then not have 'cans' on the same line as the first 'garbage'?

An emotional write as usual. You tell a moving story and make us feel every word. And you leave us with hope at the end of the piece. You also leave our minds wondering/wandering. Brilliant!
Reviewed by Asa Seeley 5/23/2012
it is good to know that we are never alone. thanks

Reviewed by Laura Fall 11/26/2010
There is always Hope of a brighter tomorrow Regis!
Reviewed by The Poetess 3/24/2010
Really nice. I too have groped alone to and in the emptiness of humanity. . .received hope from God.
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 11/2/2009
Man Regis you made me cry! These words have such depth and profound meaning, yet written with excellence heartfelt!
"In the darkness
of daily existence
shines a light,
A God given hope."
What a good read Regis!

Much Love,
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 9/24/2009
There is a deep sadness here, but a beautiful awakening in your concluding lines, as well. Very visual and emotive piece, Regis. ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 7/12/2009
I love the ending, you know me I love happy endings.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 10/26/2008

The photo and the poem are beautiful . . . superb!!

Best regards,

Reviewed by Sheila Roy 10/8/2008
This feels like a quiet moment of realization. Nicely penned, Regis!
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/15/2008
Such shocking and colorful photos, as they pop up first I am delighted and then reading your poetry is soothing to the soul and so helpful to me.
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 4/26/2008
I love that ending. You know well the balance of what to say and what to leave unsaid.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 10/7/2007
Hope is the everlasting strenght of Love's Light indeed
Many Blessings & Love
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 9/14/2007
Incredible poem well written
Reviewed by Michael Guy 8/26/2007
I really do like this "solitary I'ness" type of view both agonizing in it's emotional simplicity and perplexing in who the hidden subjects are of your thoughts. Already, I see you are superb with the "one word title genre" as I call it. I didn't check you site to see if you have a book, but when you do, it's going to be brilliantly poignant (sp?) But we'll need the photos.
Reviewed by Pam Uher 8/25/2007
Well said...enjoyed this one!
Reviewed by Sandy Brown 8/24/2007
Very sad until the end and then it's beautiful. I enjoyed it.
Reviewed by Theresa curnow 5/24/2007
Very beautiful indeed. You have a gift for expressing emotion Reg. Well done, regards, Theresa.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 12/31/2006
' Lonely souls in a world running away from them,' very talented, beautiful! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 9/2/2006


A heartfelt write Regis.
Finely tuned, thought provoking, and
a bittersweet combination!


Reviewed by Judith Pleasant 1/31/2004
Beautiful poem.
You might be alone in your heart but you definitely are not alone in reality. You have your words to keep you company. You also have lots of people who care about you. All you have to do is read your reviews and you know this with certainty.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/24/2004
WOW, cool pic...excellent ending to 2003, sorry I seemed to miss all of your wonderful poems of late...thought I had you tracked, but...
Peace, and a belated Happy New Year, Ed, Rene' & Rufuz
Reviewed by Fr. Kurt Messick 1/20/2004
Reviewed by Poetry Deborah 1/15/2004
Very beautiful. I was touched by this because I can totally relate...especially the last verse ...
"Love with its warmth
Gives strength,
And you
Are my love."

Reviewed by Denise Edwards 1/14/2004
A great one! It speaks loud and clear, of love's ability to shine
in the darkest moments.
Reviewed by Robert Blackwell (Reader) 12/21/2003
Even in sadness, there is hope. Even while hopeful, one must cope with sadness. The two are often inextricably linked.

Thank you for speaking to my soul once more.
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 12/21/2003
fantastic poem
Reviewed by jude forese 12/21/2003
excellent! enjoyed reading ...
Reviewed by William Bonilla 12/20/2003
An awesome write .. Regis

Happy Holidays

Reviewed by S H (Reader) 12/20/2003
I love it, but not the sadness that causes you to create it. I can relate, but then you know that.
Reviewed by Evelyn Simon 12/20/2003
Indeed. Thought provoking.
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 12/19/2003
Deep thought provoking write, Regis..~Z~
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 12/19/2003
You are never alone.... words I need to remember.... thank you for sharing this, Regis... stay strong...
In Spirit,
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 12/19/2003
I walk alone
Searching the dark
For a hidden hope,
Groping in vain
For some unseen link
With certainty.

Regis...This one is exceptionally well written from the inner core of ure have penned a verse well worth remembering from the heart....especially the above lines are n luck....BHUWAN
Reviewed by Oirdheirc Mor (Reader) 12/19/2003
Hi Regis,
We are just south of Iceland, now that is lonely.
I will be glad to see dry land again, rubbish and all.
Nice one.
Reviewed by Connie Washburn (Reader) 12/19/2003
Very beautiful - sometimes alone can be a safe place too - especially if you know you are loved, even from as far away as beyond this earthly veil.
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 12/19/2003
I've always walked alone, even when walking with someone... You make me feel that ache even more, Regis, wonderful piece.
Reviewed by Trixie Love 12/19/2003
Oh Regis,
This is sooo beautiful...
I enjoy your work alot...

Happy Holidays

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 12/19/2003
This work really reaches out. You use your words with full power -- great write.

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 12/19/2003
this was a great read with plenty of meaning, enjoyed it Regis. take care G
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 12/19/2003
Reminds me of the Reverend Mr. Black ... right up to the end: then it becomes something else entirely. I think the last stanza should begin with something like "suddenly a light appears" or some kind of transitional phrase to lead into the last stanza.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 12/18/2003
This was outstanding, I loved this, very powerful and moving,

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 12/18/2003
We all need that strength too..
I'm glad I moved away from the city 13 years ago..
Excellent write
Have Some Great Holidays Regis!
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 12/18/2003
In Alone I Found Myself_

In Solitude I Found Peace Of Mind_

In Pain I Found (God)_

Majority Humanity Cannot Stand To Be Alone Always Looking For Something Someone That Will Never Be There_

You Walk Alone- You Tell Told Me What You See,i.e. Most Humanity Is So
Loaded On Drugs -It They Can't See Their Nose In Spite Of Their Face_

Here's Simple: Say These Words_
Dear (God) Continue To Open My Eyes,My Mind ,My Heart To Greater And, More Magneficent Thing's_ I Assure You He (God) Will_

Truly, (God) Is Your 1st Love In Knowledge,i.e. Your Just Rewards Are Not Of In This Physcial World!

Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 12/18/2003
Love in the city! Excellent, Regis.
Best regards,
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 12/18/2003
Excellent work, Regis. Love overcomes even our surroundings.
Reviewed by Claywoman 12/18/2003
this was done so well and so vividly! Great work Regis!
Reviewed by jan nunn (Reader) 12/18/2003
yes thank god :) very good
Reviewed by Sheila Jones (Reader) 12/18/2003
I very much can relate to your poetry Regis.

"I walk alone
Searching the dark
For a hidden hope,
Groping in vain
For some unseen link
With certainty.

In the darkness
Of daily existence
Shines a light,
A God-given hope."

So beautifully composed!

Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/18/2003
Regis this is very moving! It's beautifully crafted and stirs all the senses.I love the hope in the last stanza!;-)
Reviewed by Crystal-Rain Love 12/18/2003
Another beautiful poetic masterpiece!
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 12/18/2003
another gem to add to your collection
Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen 12/18/2003
Reminds me of walking the streets of NY. Great imagery and a dweet message. I loved this line:
"Groping in vain
For some unseen link
With certainty."

Julie :)
Reviewed by Monette Bebow-Reinhard (Reader) 12/18/2003
Reminds me of a song I 'used' to like - "one look at you and I know that I could learn to live without the rest - I found the best." This is the perfect reflection of how lucky people feel in love. Good for you!
Reviewed by Sharron Tyrrell 12/18/2003
Nice Regis
I am fortunate enough to live in a clean
mountainous country ,, thank heavens I don't
have to deal with garbage in allies
Love gives us all strength
you showed it well here
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 12/18/2003
Great positive finish
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/18/2003
Magnificent Write Regis!!

Great imagery here!!

I never really walk "alone"....I always walk with "Me" and "Myself"

by my must try's fun fighting with yourself and

their emotions!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Esra Karatash Alpay 12/18/2003
Great wite!

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