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LONELINESS

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LONELINESS

LONELINESS

(Message of hope dedicated to all those that have been through such an excruciating experience.)


Loneliness:
Painful
Agonizing
Merciless 
Unbearable solitude,
When you are present, Time immobile 
Remains
And
Each second an eternity of intolerable 
Suffering becomes 

At such moments,
We implore Time to advance,
To accelerate his pace
To hurry up
For
The next second to come
The next minute 
The next hour
The next day 
So as 
The pain to decrease
Our agony to lessen
And us to be liberated from distress
From our affliction and from 
Our ordeal
But Time – a sadist- unmoved stays 
Mocking us 
And 
Instead of picking up speed he 
Is dragging his leaden feet, enjoying thus himself with
Our perpetual torture,
Hence we,
Disappointed by Time's unhurried stance,
Absorbed by his immobility, 
Let ourselves sink deeper and deeper into our hopelessness,
Till we reach the deepest point of 
Our being,
A place void of all thoughts, 
Of absolute silence and of intense 
Suffering!

We wish to shout
To scream
To yell 
To howl 
But 
No voice is possible to be heard 
No-one is there to listen to our call of distress 
And then
In the darkest hour of solitude, 
At the culminating point of desolation,
When we thought all is lost, we realize to our surprise, that
We are not alone,
WE WERE NEVER ALONE! 
A tenant is there with us, 
A tenant, beyond the limits of ourselves,
Of our understanding,
Of our awareness,  
A tenant who looks at us with affection
With compassion and most of all 
With love,
Unconditional love, 
True Love,
Yes, it is HIM
The ONE and ONLY
HE who was there before us 
And 
Will be here into eternity 
After we are gone: GOD HIMSELF!

We look at His Holy visage and we discern an 
Apologetic expression for 
Having put us through this tribulation so as to be able to make
HIS presence to us known!
He had tried before to approach us on
Many occasions 
During the period of our good fortune,
Of our successes and of our achievements
But
We had ignored HIS calls at that time,
You see, we didn’t need any help then 
For
We thought everything was our doing
Under our firm control 
And
That we were INVINCIBLE!
 

© Demetrios Trifiatis
      13 JUNE 2013
 

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  1. Date: 6/23/2013 9:27:00 AM
    Demetrios, your poem is incredible with such great inspiration for hope and faith. Such powerful lines and the most spectacular for me is "But Time – a sadist- unmoved stays Mocking us And instead of picking up speed he Is dragging his leaden feet, enjoying thus himself with Our perpetual torture," The content magnificently stated :)

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 6/23/2013 2:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so very much my dear Karen. The poem may be not bad BUT the experience is terrible you would agree!
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 3:14:00 PM
    Youth seems to think it is invincible but how we learn as we get older that we are not invincible and that we don't have anything under our control..Great lines that you have penned..Truth you have spoken..Enjoyed reading this afternoon...Thanks for stopping by...Sara

  1. Date: 6/13/2013 2:48:00 PM
    We seem to have lost touch my friend. I will try to rectify tht after or big move next Tuesday! Best wishes, Jack xoxox

  1. Date: 6/13/2013 11:41:00 AM
    Desperation and faith are well described in these verses. It is true that people recognizes divinity when needs it. Above any desperation we must be men and women loving even tribulations to be INVINCIBLE

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 6/13/2013 1:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Mario very much for your gracious visit!
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 9:16:00 AM
    This is a truthful and awesome revelation for those in severe depression or loneliness (usually go hand and hand)...we definitely need to look up to Him at all times not just when we are desperate! What a brilliant piece, Great Work!!

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 6/13/2013 1:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Russell! You are a good friend and a great person!
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 6:53:00 AM
    This has the power to bring down the house my dear man, I read this slowly as to allow the parts I need to sink in. The best line for me was WE ARE NOT ALONE that was the oozing oil on my brow, I have been anointed with your holy words, thank you! p.s. such a pleasure in getting to know you like this xxx

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 6/13/2013 1:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mystic Rose how delighted I am to hear from you! Thank you for your generous comment and your P.S. There are several poems of the kind that I have written!
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 6:28:00 AM
    Oh, my dear poet...who a depth of though and expression....what beautiful truth. I needed to read this. Yes, HE is there all the time. I'm so touched by this. God bless you!!!!

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 6/13/2013 1:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Always a joy your visit is! Your comment I almost wait with impatience! Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 5:06:00 AM
    a very deep and honest poem of love and loss. So glad I read this today excellent pend dear Demetrious one for favourites Shadow xox

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 6/13/2013 1:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My dear shadow, this has been written for those of us who have been through the hell of loneliness! Only if someone goes through that can understand the meaning of it in its whole intensity! Thank you for your kind visit and comment!