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  A Letter to No One
by Lori S. Maynard
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Ah, I write this letter for No One.
So many emotions, but no one to share.
So many dreams but no one listens.
When nightmares stir me, No One's there.

No One is my best friend in life
who shares triumps and the pains.
No One is there to help me through
when I can no longer hold the reins.

I want, so much, to share my life
but writing this letter will have to do
because I have No One to write to...
and no one who'll say "I love you."

I picked up pen and paper
to purge my heart of ache and loneliness.
I'm pretending that I've someone to write.
Pretending that there's hope in all this mess.

But, what am I to you, world?
Have you ever gotten to know this author?
Have you ever called me a friend?
Or am I nothing more than rumor?

Did you know that I was crying
and barely held the will to carry on?
Struggling day by day in sadness
because I answer to the name, No One.

My pen keeps moving...purge! Purge
the anger and apathy onto this page
for No One shall ever take this to heart
it's merely old art lost in this new age.

I'm writing this letter to No One
because No One loves me so.
No One is my guiding light
when I've had a rough course to go.

I still say my prayers at night
hoping that Someone hears.
For to think that there's No One
reduces me to empty tears.

Someone, please be out there
my world can't be a world of one.
Can Someone ever truly love me
or is that dreaming through and done?

©January 17, 2006 Lori S. Maynard
10 minute free write 

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Reviewed by Dark Knight 5/23/2007
so Breathtaking-an enchanting poem full of Passionate Longing
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 1/21/2006
You are such a beautiful person and a beautiful soul too.I hurt from reading your poem as it hurts to feel a fellow poet go through such agony of spirit with such raw feeling of being alone.I once was there where you are and indeed it almost killed me in more ways than one.
If someone is not there to love you and comfort you then they are a fool as you indeed are well worth loving and spending time with.It's their loss Lori...this is true,be strong for you,you are a gem shining.
I feel very maternal when I look at your beautiful photo above (and the darling cat too)this deep write of yours .You are so young and sweet...if I could give you a motherly hug I would as I do want to give you a hug dear...don't let anyone hurt you Lori as you are a precious rose in Gods garden and God loves you so much and he can see all that is happening to you and he cares and he hurts for your pain.You are much loved here on this site by many...I am but one...far away but still here caring and hurting for your pain.Write it out ...don't hold it in...the sorrow will pass,truly it will.
With sincere affection
from your aussie fan and friend (if you like)
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/19/2006
As reluctant as I am to admit it, I can completely relate to the sentiments expressed in your verses, Lori. You are NOT alone. Your writing brings others to you in a way you may not realize. Thank you for the honest sharing and best wishes of love, peace, and strength to you,

Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/18/2006
Lori, I can not speak for all but here on the den when you write we listen, when you cry we hurt and want to make it better, and when you eventually find true love we will be happy for you. IN the meantime know we care and worry about you and hope you are always one of our friends. Big bear hug from your old Pops in Nova Scotia

Reviewed by Michelle Mills 1/18/2006
Someday there will be someone come along and wrap his arms around you and your kitty and never let you go. Anyone who can write with such honesty is a keeper Lori. Hang in there my friend. By the way, the photo is gorgeous! Michelle
Reviewed by Peter Paton 1/18/2006
I am sure there is someone out there for you Lori
Just go out and get him gal !

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