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Below is the poem entitled Loneliness which was written by poet Terrell Martin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Location is no limitation
For the feeling of being alone;
It can strike anyone, anytime, any place 
From crowded streets to house and home.
Loneliness is a monotonous languor
That penetrates the bones.

Creeping in like a slithering snake 
From the garden of discontent;
Consuming our minds of worthwhile time 
Twisting hearts likes spoons well bent.
Loneliness means we’re quite severely spent.

When nothing remains in the coffers
And the wishing well’s run dry;
Stabbing the veins ‘till nothing remains  
But sharp needles in the eyes.  
Loneliness is a long hard road to ride.  

Only time and love can reverse the feeling
Of being left out in the cold;
With nothing to wear but pure despair
Of losing one’s very soul.
Loneliness makes the youngest heart grow old.

It’s a battle that's been raging forever
Since man first walked upright;
He fights it some days more than others
And often times late at night.
Loneliness is a brutally bitter bite.

Until the war winds shift
Like a God-sent gift
Bringing someone to hear our prayer;
Loneliness is a ferocious fight 
That’s never fair.      


Copyright © Terrell Martin

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  1. Date: 9/26/2011 3:16:00 PM
    nice the way you define your emotions in every reading this

  1. Date: 9/26/2011 10:03:00 AM
    Never grow tired of reading what you write Terry, Lonliness is part of the human experience and I think it hollows us out to be filled with other things. I feel the emotion in every line you write.

  1. Date: 9/26/2011 12:30:00 AM
    loving this one Terrell...this is one as usually....well really is a battle at times....well said my friend....smiles....chiquita

  1. Date: 9/24/2011 3:41:00 AM
    This is a very good one, dear Terry. And I agree 100% with the fact that one doesn't need crowd to vanquish the feeling, the company of a friend, a loved one would just suffice; and better, put faith in God.

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 7:09:00 PM
    Happy weekend I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today Terrell. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 6:27:00 PM
    Terry, do you live these things you write about? I can't help but think that you do. The eloquence of this stirs the heart and makes me want to reach out and say, I've been there too. It's so easy to appreciate and identify with what you write.

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 5:00:00 PM
    Loneliness is not a good friend but something that we share in being human and I believe that certain animals experience it also..Enjoyed reading your work..Thanks for the kind review of my work your comments were uplifting..Sara