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Loneliness is like an Empty Room
by D L Johnson

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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I came across this poem I wrote about four years ago...inspired by recent postings from AD writers. dlj

Loneliness is an empty room.
© 2007, August 31, 2011
Dan Johnson

A table wobbles with uneven legs,
A chair that creeks and groans with the weight of the world,
An overhead light; filaments flicker with little hope to see through the night,
rusty nails hide under the frayed old rug,
cover the broken floor where nothing will ever be right.

Loneliness is an empty room.

A broken window looks exactly like a broken soul,
Against drab and dusty walls were once clean and clear panes looking out to a
Bright and hopeful future, but now,
broken by time, souls shattered by the storms of life
Explain the pain running deep and jagged across bulging veins.
Daylight cannot come too soon…because,
Loneliness is like an empty room.
Dan Johnson

 

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Reviewed by c lea harris 9/15/2011
Yep, pretty much go hand-n-hand, one thing about an empty room, you can recreate it, give it life, add things to it, make it come back to life, your soul, mmm, sometimes, it takes awhile, and definetly that special someone, and then sometimes, no matter how hard they try, it takes a long time, or still never comes back to the high spirit it once was. So, well put together, coni lea
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 9/4/2011
Loneliness is like an empty room as your words have made it clear Dan. Great write.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 9/2/2011
Loneliness Is (Your) Pain Being Alone
Solitude Is Glory Of Being Alone...

TRASK...
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/2/2011
Beautifully expressed, Dan! We've all been in that empty room from time to time....

Anna
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/1/2011
very deeply felt poem, DL,beyond sad!Very well done!
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 9/1/2011
DAN ... well done!

BOTH LACK COMPANIONSHIP, OR 'COMPANY' ...
Reviewed by Jon Willey 9/1/2011
Dan, loneliness is the human spirit devoid of linkages to self respect -- when no star twinkles down from the daunting darkness of night and clouds chase away the sun -- when no voice of kindness is to be heard and prospects are pieces of shattered glass -- loneliness is a room filled with disappointment, misunderstanding and faith's candle snuffed out -- as you can see your work moved me to emote -- I bid you love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by David Hightower 9/1/2011
Nice one, Dan.
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 9/1/2011
Life as we know it unless one is fortunate to find. . . . . .whatever makes them happy. Reality Poetry.

db
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 8/31/2011
Wonderful work..every room should be filled happiness~
Reviewed by John Flanagan 8/31/2011
This metaphor challenges me, Dan,
to think of all human condition where
love and companionship are absent
and we're faced with the reality, hard reality,
of broken and painful.
This is strong, moving writing.

John
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 8/31/2011
Wise and compassionate writing of that inner landscape Dan!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/31/2011
Can we clean those dirty windows with a powerful cleaner...or must we lament in looking at a drab & dusty future...ed
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 8/31/2011
Dan, this writing was outstanding. As a loner myself I could not appreciate this poem more so.
Peace
Tony
Reviewed by Linda Hill 8/31/2011
D.L.,
As Jerry said, You nailed it! You have great preception of how loneliness feels, I've been there, done that. Excellent writing, D.L.

Blessings to you,
~Linda
Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow 8/31/2011
Ahh my friend, sometimes a room filled can epitimize the truth depths of lonely as well as I have found out... but this piece.. oh my goodness.. this shows the beauty to be found in sadness and pain... remarkable work! Hugs, SPP
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 8/31/2011
You nailed it. Loneliness is exactly as you have described it here. God, I hate those broken windows.
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 8/31/2011
Splendid Dan. Every line is right out splendid. There's no other word. I'm glad you found it again.



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