by Jerry Bolton
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
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sometimes that word screams
but can't be heard
that's when you know
the silence is you
sentenced unto a prison without bars
all you have are regrets
all you can do is look back
shake your head
at the mistakes
the many mistakes you made along the way
but . . .
every so often
alone is visited by happiness
another soul who needs you
for their own particular reason
shows you warmth
and you . . .
you greedily reach for it
eagerly and desperately trying to feel not
knows it will soon be gone
what does it matter?
take what is offered, reach out for it
as would a drowning man
stretch his hands out for a lifeline
for awhile alone has joy
this wonderful somebody who will make him not
he takes it
putting aside precious moments
when he is again . . .
©November 13, 2011 / Jerry Pat Bolton
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|Reviewed by Diana Legun
|For me this is a written laceration with stitches . . . lovely lines, "another soul who needs you/ for their own particular reason/".|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|I find being alone quite comforting because I'm surrounded by a lot of stimulus that is not human. However, your poem defines your loneliness in terms of your past and how you would like to reconnect with those you lost. As such, you define loneliness better than anyone I have read, even in my book, Alone?
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|None are immune being alone
in aloneness...so loved your
thought for savoring happiness
for just those times!!! *Jerry*
|Reviewed by Janna Hill
|A beautifully sad truth expressed here Jerry that strikes anyone who lives long enough to reflect.
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|I know alone...been that way 90% of my life...but one gets used to it, though it ain't easy...e|
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
|Jerry, I love this poem, it is filled with a stark honesty and compassionate heart. I have used this photo on one of my poems about loneliness also...
Much peace, love and light, remember you are not alone you have us here on the den, we all love and respect you.
|Reviewed by Richard King
|The old saying,,,, "A picture is worth a thousand words" came to mind when reading this one Jerry. Though far less than a thousand, your words certainly do the photo justice. Nicely done. Dick|
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|Great style here, Jerry, as you convey so gently a heart of sadness ~
Maybe it's that sadness finds each of us in the heart, alone, where our longings are. The heart knows the way best, and we are never really alone. Hey, at least I'm here Jerry! Your old pal, old buddy.