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When I call out, no one hears me,
When I laugh, no one joins in.
I go out, but have no place to be.
I watch the game, not caring who will win.

I cook for two, only one will dine.
I have a funny story, no one to tell.
I sort through the mail, it is all mine.
I leave the house, there is no farewell.

I cry, but no comfort comes.
I sing, no one there to make fun.
Something to repair, I am all thumbs.
At dawn, no one to share, the rise of the sun

I wear a new outfit, no one to admire.
I stumble, no one lends a hand.
Not much written, no one to inspire.
Facing the future, it is alone that I stand.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 7/25/2019 6:31:00 PM
Grim, but this is how it is. People who live alone have to steel themselves --- or get (paid) help. It's why I got remarried at 45. ~ gw
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Sandra Weiss
Date: 7/28/2019 3:15:00 AM
Yes, this is how it is Gershon. Thanks for the comment.
Date: 7/7/2019 10:15:00 PM
Poignant and sad. A tribute to the many people who feel this way and some daily. It is really difficult to get them out of their houses when they get to this point. I know for I can rapidly change into one of these. Well written indeed!
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Date: 7/28/2019 3:11:00 AM
Thank you, Caren. It is sad, I think it is more than loneliness.
Date: 7/7/2019 8:44:00 PM
This is life...lone. Feeling nicely expressed, Sandra.
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Sandra Weiss
Date: 7/28/2019 3:12:00 AM
Thank you for your kind comment. It is a life...lone.
Date: 7/7/2019 5:11:00 PM
You have described this so well Sandy. And it is hard to go through the aloneness with these things. A great poem, well expressed! :)
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Sandra Weiss
Date: 7/28/2019 3:14:00 AM
Thank you Heidi, as always.
Date: 7/6/2019 11:56:00 PM
Sandra, Wow, I like & respect this heart-felt poem. Hurricane Sandy, separation, solitude...the perfect storm. -Richard
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Date: 7/7/2019 2:29:00 AM
Thank you Richard. Nice to know your thoughts. Life happens...so glad that emotions can write poetry.