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To Dispel Loneliness

unwanted, he covertly creeps into my thoughts
lest, to his disdain, unwitting smiles might escape
hope’s thief demands his own satisfaction
abandons me to wither in vain love’s desert
mock him I do when rising spirit permits happiness
control’s power victoriously beats within






February 10, 2019

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Date: 2/13/2019 5:03:00 PM
Wild and free and on the road. (hitch hiking) I didn't feel it until I saw a couple walking in the park holding hands. Very sad, emotions brought back by your eloquent words, make me feel so lucky to be in a better place now. As always, profound and well written!.....................pat
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Date: 2/13/2019 2:12:00 PM
so much said here in so few lines, love - heartfelt indeed
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Date: 2/11/2019 12:51:00 PM
ohh, for a beautiful person as you, i hope this sense of aloneness takes its leave...a compelling work which comes straight from the heart, carolyn... i wish you true love!...huggs
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 2/11/2019 2:04:00 PM
Sometimes, we just have to focus on making our own happiness, Nette. Thanks for reading!
Date: 2/11/2019 8:37:00 AM
Oh Carolyn, you have managed to tear my eyes with this sad and emotional write. Loneliness is unfair. Best wishes for a win. Hugs Charlie
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 2/11/2019 2:08:00 PM
Thank you, Charlie!
Date: 2/11/2019 6:36:00 AM
Hi Carolyn, loneliness is a terrible thing. I can relate to this emotion very much. You have caught the heart of the emotion in your words. In a room full of people I can still feel the loneliness. You have certainly captured the emotion. I just smile and go on. Wishing you all the best in the contest. A Fave. Have a wonderful Monday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 2/11/2019 3:21:00 AM
Dealing with loneliness can be a challenge, you've captured it well in your words Carolyn. Good luck. Tom.
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 2/11/2019 5:24:00 AM
The thing is, we always find our ways to cope, Tom. It takes willpower, but we can make our own happiness. Thanks for reading!
Date: 2/11/2019 3:18:00 AM
Such emotions in a thought. So well expressed. Hugs
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Date: 2/10/2019 9:18:00 PM
and that's very powerfully expressed emotions, loved this!
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Date: 2/10/2019 7:13:00 PM
AHH, yes, this one I can FEEL. I know it's your struggle and it seems to be for the latest contest of Nina. WEll done, my sweet friend.
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Date: 2/10/2019 7:13:00 PM
I think almost everyone is writing for polar bears. haha!
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Date: 2/10/2019 6:04:00 PM
Well written and expressed Carolyn :)
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Date: 2/10/2019 4:46:00 PM
Wow, yes powerful is the word for this Gem, Carolyn.
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 2/10/2019 5:04:00 PM
Hope folks realize this is a personification of the emotion loneliness, not about a fella who dissed me. LOL Thanks for reading, Harry. I'll check your page.
Date: 2/10/2019 4:09:00 PM
Every line in your poem spells emotion. A powerful write..victorious within. Much enjoyed the intensity, as in:hope’s thief demands his own satisfaction..and ..mock him I do when rising spirit permits happiness. Best for a win, Carolyn.
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 2/10/2019 4:15:00 PM
Thanks, Vijay! I'll check your page.
Date: 2/10/2019 3:33:00 PM
I believe you captured the emotions perfectly... Loneliness can sneak in at anytime and sometimes regardless of how many people are around us, we still feel so lonely....
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 2/10/2019 3:44:00 PM
My Aunt Eva used to tell me to smile and soon I'd find happiness again. What you say about feeling loneliness when surrounded by people is so true, Silent One. Thanks for reading!