Poem – Alone

Another week has passed, and here I am again with another poem to share with y’all! I was hoping to do a reading update today, but I ran out of time as I was actually in London all day today. I went with my parents to go see Joseph and the Amazing, Technicolor Dreamcoat in the theatre as my graduation present – and it was grand fun! πŸ™‚ But the current lateness of the hour means that the reading update will have to wait for another week… In the meantime, here’s another one of my more serious poems that I wrote on the topic of loneliness, and the impact that it can have on people’s lives…

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Loneliness –

I hear it in the sound of quiet sobs

Stifled by pillows late at night

I hear it in the sound of hollow laughter

Empty of joy, full of buried sorrow

I hear it in the echoes of footsteps long gone

In the whimper of a heart wounded too deep

In the silent scream of a soul longing for peace

 

Loneliness –

I see it in the emptiness of a rain washed street

Swept bare of all memories

I see it in the hunched figure battling against the storms

That threaten to engulf her

I see it in the tear streaked freckled face

In the empty eyes staring out of bold shadows

In the still lips hiding an eternity of secrets

 

Loneliness –

I hear it in the screak of seagulls wheeling high

Over the crash of waves

I see it in the final inky blackness of words

Written and folded by shaking hands

I hear it in the last whisper that fades into

The oblivion of a silent night

I see it in the seconds of flying and the moments of falling

Into a final eternity

Alone

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I’d love to hear your thoughts on this poem! Share them in the comments below.. πŸ˜‰

Author: Hannah

Jesus follower. writer. bibliophile. dreamer.

4 thoughts on “Poem – Alone”

  1. Hannah, this was another excellent poem. It shows great insight into what it’s like to feel lonely. I hope you enjoyed Joseph today. Was it a play or a movie?

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  2. Well done, Hannah. So perceptive on your part. Loneliness is a strong feeling and you captured it well with descriptions of what you saw and heard. This morning at church it was intimated that the emotional suffering of Jesus, dying alone on the cross, could have been stronger even than His physical suffering. What a blessing to know He is with us and in us wherever we go, when we know Him personally.

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  3. I love this poem!! You captured the feeling so well. ❀

    Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat is one of my favorite musicals!! Did you watch it as a musical! The tracks are so catchy and fun!

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