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



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He stands on the corner and watches the crowd
From a distance with safety in mind
He smiles at their antics and applauds when it’s time
though he knows he's not one of their kind

Then he pulls up his collar and turns sadly away
stepping back into obscurity
Hands thrust in his pockets he hunches his back
and trudges away wearily

He follows the footpath avoiding the cracks
oblivious to life passing by
until he opens the door of his one bedroom flat
and wonders is this how he’ll die

He turns on the telly and watches the news
and comments with world weary sighs
At eleven o’clock he gets ready for bed
another numb day just passed by

Then he turns out the light and the loneliness comes
his constant companion and pain
he silently weeps as he drifts off to sleep
and Tomorrow's just more of the same

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  1. Date: 5/3/2013 4:29:00 PM
    Awwww, the plight of the lonely. You're such a gentle soul and it's very evident in your writing. Nice one, David. :)

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 9:49:00 AM
    David, this is such a sad write. What's even sadder is that so many people feel this way. Great work. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 7:26:00 AM
    So well sad...BG

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 2:07:00 AM
    David, I like your poem written today.Well done! Have a lovely day,sending love from Norway to you. - Anne-Lise