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Where Do the Lonely Go

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Where Do the Lonely Go

I look to the sky And wonder why I must live and die Could this all have been avoided Or was it just my turn To take a life and let it burn I have not become what was Expected of me I have become a reflection of society A simple man in a complex world Trying to cope with life And it’s spinning scope What is reality? And when will it become me? I wake each day Because I breathe And walk through life Because I breathe When I stop What happens then? Does the soul need oxygen? Does a heart need love? Where do the lonely go?

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  1. Date: 10/27/2013 3:19:00 PM

    Poignant questions. I guess we'll always be left wondering and wandering in some way in this lifetime. Perhaps those questions aren't meant to be answered just yet. The beauty is all around. Even the lonely are part of it. I find this poem very relatable. Another great one. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 6:57:00 PM

    Orbison must have had similar thoughts.."Only the lonely know the heartaches I've been through" .......Some of your very thoughtful verses made me pause to think ... Maybe there is much more to pursue while we are here and we can tend to what might happen when we stop breathing .... much later ... :)

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 8/31/2013 7:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And don't forget Merle Haggard - "Going where the lonely go." Sometimes it feels like I am walking in a dream. I just wish I could wake up and smell the dang roses!~Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/31/2013 5:58:00 AM

    Very philosophical query

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 8/31/2013 1:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Dr. Mehta. I appreciate your comment. ~Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/31/2013 12:43:00 AM

    Where do the lonely go? Have we wasted our lives? Profound questions with no easy answers. Great poem.

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 8/31/2013 5:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Beverly for taking the time to read my work and comment. And yes there are no easy answers. Darn it! :) ~Kilmer