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Faces Of Loneliness

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Faces Of Loneliness

Faced with loneliness I decided
it was in no ones hands but mine
I could stay shut up indoors
stagnate and vegetate mindlessly

Or I could grab life by the horns
visit friends, meet up for coffee
do some shopping for the elderly
any thing apart from four walls

So I busily filled up the lonely hours
with things I did not really enjoy
over time I grew to appreciate
just having space and time to myself

Now, when I close the front door
my public face soon fades away 
to be replaced by a sorrowful one
one that tells of long lonely hours


10/16/2013

contest: Faces of Loneliness

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 8:14:00 PM
    Deeply moved... nice win...LOVE -- SKAT

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/24/2013 4:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Skat yes it is an emotive subject ty for reading Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:15:00 PM
    very deep Shadow... LINDA

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/23/2013 11:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes a bit Linda I know many old people in their 80's who see no one from day to day so sad Ty Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 6:01:00 PM
    it's so nice that you decided to fill your time with helpful activities, and yet the poem overall is poignant and ends on a sad note...but congrats on your win!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/22/2013 5:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Charlotte that is life a mixed bag Ty for reading Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 11:53:00 AM
    Wise words on loneliness, Shadow! Congrats on your winning placement! Love and blessings, Rhonda

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/21/2013 4:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Rhonda and ty hugs Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 8:11:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Shadow

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/21/2013 4:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Richard Ty much appreciated Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/20/2013 5:05:00 AM
    This is something I could relate to. Poignant message.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/20/2013 6:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi dear friend we share a common bond Ty Shadow xox smile hugs
  1. Date: 10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
    I think we all need our space at times, yet sometimes need the company of others... enjoyed this one...congrats on your win :)

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/19/2013 8:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Sandra as you age time is precious I try to spend mine well Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/18/2013 6:19:00 PM
    Really enjoyed the grand message here Shadow...congratulations....

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/19/2013 1:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Donna ty glad you enjoyed it Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 6:49:00 PM
    Sometimes I enjoy lonely solitude. I find a certain comfort in it. I enjoyed this piece, it drew out emotions from me.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/17/2013 7:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Richard I agree I can only take an hour of most people then have to make my excuses lol. I enjoy selective company sadly as we age they pass on. I have the luxury of being able to pick and choose Shadow x smile hugs
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 12:34:00 PM
    It's a nice poem for nice contest. Excellently done, my friend. Good luck always..... Loved always, bl

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/17/2013 1:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Bl how are you? glad you liked it ty Shadow x smile hugs
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 11:19:00 AM
    Great way to prevent self pity.... Great write, sweetheart..... Your true heart is revealed..... Love ya.... Jake

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/17/2013 1:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    dear Jake you are a sweetheart Ty hugs Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 12:55:00 AM
    I can relate to this piece. It is wonderfully crafted. Thanks for sharing and good luck on the contest :) Always, Laura

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/17/2013 5:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi and Ty Laura I think anyone who has lost someone knows too well the loneliness. For your lovely review Ty very inspiring Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 10:07:00 PM
    Not so glad to know the face of long lonely hours, Shadow

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/17/2013 5:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Dr Ram not really but what you make of it. Ty for your time in reading Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 4:05:00 PM
    Thank you Shadow for a wonderful poem. I think you done the most sensible thing. But I have never been in your position so it is hard for me to make any true comments....Peter

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/16/2013 5:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Peter Ty there are many lonely people I run a small support group we visit lonely people shop for them if needed it is a small way of helping Shadow x smile