Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted April 8, 2023

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Ignoring what matters, leads to loneliness.

Lost Years

by BethShelby

In the quiet of evening,

shadows of another time

creep eerily across the horizon

like ghosts of a bygone era.


I hear hollow voices of the past

echoing like souls lost in limbo.


When did I lose 

that vital connection with those

whose love was once there for the taking?


Is this secluded isolation 

the penalty I pay for pursuit of dreams

which fled my greedy clutch?


When did those yet vibrant years evaporate,

taking with them hope of redemption?


Time denies reprieve from this empty shell.

Lonely Poem writing prompt entry
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Write a free verse poem to express the state of loneliness in not more than 15 lines.

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