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When Night Falls Upon the Alone
by c lea harris
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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when relationships keep failing, it really makes you wonder, am I meant to spend life alone




When the sun falls upon the city

Here you are alone


You think of families

Gathering in their homes

Moms putting a meal on the table

Making sure homework is done

Dads doing catch up work

He had to bring home


Here you are

Watching t.v.

Wondering is there someone

Out there for you

As your sitting home alone


A boyfriend here, a boyfriend there

But nothing really stable, nothing on solid ground

Wondering why is it, there is not anyone here

Sharing what couples share

Wondering who else is sitting

In this world alone


No one to bother you

Doing what you wanna do

No one to interrupt while the t.v. is on

Being able to walk out the door

No one to report to

Where have you been, when are you going to be back

Asking in worry what took you so long


No one to make plans with

The week days so long

Waiting for the weekend

To go out to social places

Watching couples kiss, cuddle

And dance, not going home alone


Someone catching you sitting there

Stuttering over invading your space

Asking, what are you doing here alone

Shrugging your shoulders

I just am


Asking if they could have the empty chair

Can I buy you a drink

Conversation covers topics

Thoughts of taking you home

Till you make it clear

One night stands is not what you do 

The night ending with a favorite song


Can I call you sometime

When it dawns on him

Your still

walking out the door

Going home alone


 Some day the phone may ring

Would you like to go out to dinner

Would you like to go out dancing

Sometimes it so tiring to be alone


Yea, I know what you mean

And the question is asked

Why are you alone


Your answer is plain

It may even match theirs

Just haven’t found that one

That wants to be focused on a relationship  


to make plans that includes two

to wonder where I am when I am late

the moment when thoughts to give

who rings who to see how things are going

to only be with me


yea, I know what you mean

they tell of the story of why

they’re alone

you think this might be it

lets take it slow

see where it may lead us


yet in the mean time

I think I’ll watch the evenings

Come and go



Spending time alone

Till they make up there mind

They don’t want you

Or them to spend their life



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Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines 3/17/2009
I can sooooooooooo much identify with what you have so well expressed here. I am afraid that some of us are born to be loners, walking down those nightly surburban sidewalks, longing for the "good life" we imagine is inside all those lighted closed curtains, but never really finding the perfect other-half for our empty selves. Perhaps our "other-half" is a utopian ideal which has no basis in reality. Perhaps we are perfectionists and, in this imperfect world, are destined to be loners. Is this sad? Maybe. I know that I would not settle for less :-)

Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 3/16/2009
Welcome to AD. This poem speaks volumes. It's the evenings when we feel the most alone. You've described the feeling perfectly.
Write On,
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 3/16/2009
Dear C. Lea,
What a wonbderful poem you created from the simple reality. Yes, there are many people who are alone and need to be discovered. Sometimes with one glance and sometimes it takes a while to discover the pearl that everyone is looking for . Your poem is a pearl, thank God for having discovered you. Love Emile
Reviewed by 000 000 3/16/2009
There is a difference to lonely...and being alone.
Even when we think we are alone....we're not!

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 3/16/2009
Alone...why that word always came to us with naked trees and a cold wind making dead leaves and an empty world?
Never we have associated the word alone with Spring or Summer.
But then we have that moments when alone means meditation.
Thanks for sharing.


Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/20/2008
It is said that "alone" is a state of mind. I don't know about that. There's nothing like hugging someone you love in real life. Thank you for sharing these sentiments. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 3/20/2008
So many questions to ponder and yet I hear some optimism too. There is a difference between being alone and being lonely. It seems you fit both in nicely....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Cryssa C 3/20/2008
Being content and happy with yourself is the first step in a lasting, loving, and honest relationship!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 3/20/2008
Destiny will catch up to you if you don't settle for less. A heart touching poem with a strong and honest voice.

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