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Faces of Loneliness-Win

Loitering lonely in a crowd in London
Separate, apart, different from the rest
Because of change of culture and taste
Can’t relate or fit in their world within.

In the whirlpools I gyrate in the middle
Things required to be finished before dates
For the dead and sick sending courtesy calls
Or Greetings for birthdates and weddings.

Sitting depressed or standing in my balcony
On the ground I see the last year’s leaves 
The twigs are black and cold is dry & itchy
Think of failures and not of joy or victories.

In between the average sadness and joys
Only thing remains is solitude to enjoy
Of which I don’t see any remedies or cures
Not even bitter pain pills or lenitive lures.

Loneliness wearing away the idle mind
Like a grain of food a hungry ant finds
Hearing the temple-bells I feel to shout
“Hey I am alive, alive in this my lonely rout.

Our birds have flown away for a better lives
We stare at each other no sex drive but survive.

Dt. 10/10/13
Dr. Ram Mehta
2nd place win
Contest: Faces of Loneliness by Frank H.

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 8:14:00 PM
    Dr Ram, awesome deep win.. LOVE -- SKAT

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:14:00 PM
    deep win Dr Ram.... xox..PD

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 3:38:00 PM
    A lonely outcast in familiar surroundings finding no comfort. Very lonely feel indeed. Congrats on the win

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 12:09:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning placement, Dr. Ram, with your heartfelt words! Love and blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 9:42:00 AM
    a somber piece well told...cheers to you for greaat win, dr mehta..i felt this in holland:) huggs

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 6:15:00 AM
    A very deserved win.

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 5:16:00 PM
    I have felt alone among crowds a time or too...great write, congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 2:23:00 PM
    Dr Ram congrats on fine win Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 4:03:00 AM
    Excellent poem Dr. Mehta. I can understand too well the feeling of being different, the loneliness that engulfs even in the midst of crowd..

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 2:13:00 AM
    I knew Frank would love it. Congrats, Dr. Ram.

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 7:20:00 PM
    Nice one Ram ......Seren

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 6:13:00 PM
    There really are lonely souls among crowds of people everywhere....great poem and congratulations....

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 12:43:00 AM
    yet we exist and do our time, no matter what was the bloody crime, before we came into this world, soon after we were bloody hurled, down the birth canal of rhyme, be a better man they chime, your fate remains unfurled, until your end of time, 7th level so sublime. Don re: Dr Ram " Faces of Loneliness"

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 10:52:00 PM
    This is really good. I think t6hat there are faces like that everywhere. Great work and good luck in the contest..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 10:15:00 PM
    This is a truly beautiful poem, Dr. Mehta. My best wishes to you in the contest - I would vote for it if I could.

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 7:28:00 AM
    Nice poem Dr. Ram...tell me about it especially if you are used to travelling the world. Difference in culture, lifestyle but all you need to do is to say... HI ...then you will have a conversation and more.

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 6:11:00 AM
    a great portrayal of the harshness of loneliness which is so insipid and draining super write Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 7:07:00 AM
    Sad and beautiful. I would vote it a winner. Love the opening stanza. Sometimes we are the most lonely with the most people around.

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 6:21:00 AM
    - Loneliness ..... The world is full of loneliness!! - That is so sad!! - Really well written Dr. Ram!! - Wishing you good luck in the contest! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 12:52:00 AM
    Morning Dr. This is a marvellous piece You precisely wrote what we encounter or experience in life. You've found the right words and expressions to bring it to the fore. However, your last stanza props us to realise that only an idle mind suffers loneliness....By the way I dedicated a poem to you entitled Food For The Gods. Check it out! JM