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Alone in the Crowd

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Alone in the Crowd

crowded places…
                    nameless faces

Families amble past…
                    I just try to walk fast

I bow my head so they can’t see…
                    my face makeup free

some are enthralled…
                     by this busy mall

but I keep walking…
                     and hope no one is talking

about a lady who shops by herself…
                     an old woman who belongs on a shelf

free of the fleeting fantasy…
                     that I will ever be more than a casualty

a woman whose husband died young…
                     and by his death she still feels stung

decades passed, I chose not to remarry…
                     life alone seems dreadfully scary 

*Entry for Paula’s “Unease” contest

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire

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  1. Date: 4/20/2014 11:57:00 AM
    I love poems as this, and you have such a way with words, a pleasure to read!

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 12:06:00 PM
    nice touching poem...

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 1:13:00 PM
    Very heart touching poem my friend. Loved always bl

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 12:50:00 AM
    So beautifully written.Depicts loneliness so clearly.

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 9:03:00 PM
    wow, very powerful writing, Carolyn. Sad and totally gets across the feeling of "unease." thinking of you, dear lady.

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 8:56:00 PM
    Very touching write Carolyn your words speak volumes, my thoughts fly to your side this evening, hugs vie

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 8:21:00 PM
    LNC..I got your message..have been out of town..will call soon ..we need to talk. this is such a powerful poem...BG

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 8:03:00 PM
    Wow Carolyn, this is an emotionally powerful write you have written here! I have really enjoyed reading this mighty poem, full of heartfelt lines! Just know your fellow poets are here for you, you are part of our community, and in my heart as well! Your poetry is so wonderful and means so much to many of us! This one is no different! Great Work!!