Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted July 22, 2021


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Pondering the feel of loneliness.

Lonesome Sound

by dellsworthpoet

Lonely Poem Contest Winner 
Loneliness feels hollow,
not scalding like grief.
The wail of the blues harp
complaining to inattentive gods.
The mourning dove's plaintive call.
The wind susurrating in the grass.

It is quiet and not keening,
it is dull ache not a sharp pain.

Loneliness is homeland of the blues,
for "Nobody knows the trouble I've seen."

And loneliness can be a cancer
that feeds on itself.

But, the most distressing conundrum,
loneliness can exist when not alone.


Writing Prompt
Write a free verse poem to express the state of loneliness in not more than 15 lines.

Lonely Poem
Contest Winner


Sometimes words are confusing. I have tried to separate loneliness from grief and sorrow. It is an interesting task to work on. Thanks for this prompt. Graphic from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki. Public domain.
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