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Best Lonely Poems

Below are the all-time best Lonely poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of lonely poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member Lonely Dreams
I never knew following dreams could be this lonely,
But up on the hill, looking back, thank God I'm not the old me.
If the tears will...

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Categories: lonely, christian, courage, cry, dream,
Form: Quatrain

Premium Member I Wandered Lonely as a Leaf that Falls
Inspired by "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," by William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a leaf that falls,
unmourned, to the distant ground
I paused when I...

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© Ann Peck  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lonely, appreciation, autumn, beauty, dance,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Black Diamond Night
Black Diamond Night (a coal miner’s cemetery) 

Where the ebony, we call “NIGHT”,
Old black rocks sit under the twilight
Diamond shape eyes unclear and lonely, 

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Categories: body, death, history, lonely,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Life Spent All Alone
Life Spent All Alone 

I felt such joy when first my hull met sea.
'Twas years ago before my shattered shell
Was tossed and ravaged, fisherman and...

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Categories: lonely, boat, death, deep, devotion,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Dove in Your Eyes
How fast to wiles I fell my damask rose,
awake from slumber slept untold ages.
To gaze so deep in ocean eyes repose,
and print whispered prayer on...

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Categories: imagery, lonely, love, perspective,
Form: Sonnet

Premium Member A KIND HELLO

Proverb 12:25  "Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up."

a stray lost
in her thoughts

i saw her
sitting there
nursing a frown

so i

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Categories: cheer up, lonely, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sadly Musing Life and Love
I sit alone as evening claims the day,
with common crow my only confidant.
I watch the sun sink slowly in the bay
while musing life and love...

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Categories: lonely, lost love,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Poe and I
Poe's darkness calls to such as I, an ember,
a velvet covered wing chair's grasp on dark nights.
I seek the maudlin moan of his December
to nurse...

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Categories: lonely, lost love,
Form: Rispetto
Premium Member Insanity or Death
Insanity or Death

Life begins with insanity~~
~Your soul is kicking and screaming, 

Ready to exit with the touch of human hands.
Insanity rides on a gallant stallion...

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Categories: lonely, abuse, adventure, art, how
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member There Lies Art
The easel beholds a half finishing painting
The paints beside have all hardened
Pain reflected in the partial emptiness
Staring back at that gathered crowd

The sun melts on...

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Categories: art, death, drink, lonely,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shadows of Sacrifice
Such horrid forfeit wars yet thresh
          A scree of youth in blood and flesh

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Categories: absence, death, lonely, loss,
Form: Rhyme
Out of the Blue
Falling down into
a dense, tangled mood
darker than the skies
at the midnight hour...

Leaving me caught
in infinite space
by hands on the clock
that grasp me and pull
to where...

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Categories: blue, deep, feelings, lonely,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Missing Family
Missing Family

Today I planted seedlings with my hand
In springtime's youth and wish to watch them bloom,
As verdant leaves now grow across the land,
In hopes the...

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Categories: family, lonely, longing, love,
Form: Sonnet
The Perfect Friend
The Perfect Friend ©

Today I found a friend 
Who knew everything I felt
She knew my weakness
And the problems I’ve been dealt.
She understood my wonders
And listened...

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Categories: lonely, best friend, friend, friendship,
Form: Free verse
I Need Your Help Daddy
I’m tired
I’m Physically and Emotionally tired
I don’t want to be the strong one anymore
I can’t this time
I don’t know what to do Daddy
I need your...

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Categories: lonely, absence, angst, cry, dad,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Gentle Summer Rain
She writes about Fall's beauty in the rain 
The falling raindrops' dance ascribing thence 
Bespoken verse that lightens her refrain 
before the time they met...

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Categories: lonely, beauty, care, creation, imagination,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Broken Heart, For Sale
I have always been alone
I have always been the lonely one
In the corner, quiet and silent
Inside of dreams to come

So with determination
I build and build...

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Categories: beauty, fantasy, introspection, lonely,
Form: Free verse
The Special Rose
She sits and rocks, so gently back and forth
Her chin leaning heavily on her chest.
In her hands she cradles, one flat waxed rose
And sighs as...

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Categories: grandparents, lonely, love, old,
Form: Narrative
Now I lay me down to sleep
In my home that's really sweet
Had three large meals and a snack
There wasn't a hint of any lack
Comfortable shoes...

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© Lyric Man  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lonely, 7th grade, africa, angst,
Form: Lyric

The lonely person walks unnoticed
with unfocused eye and unsteady step,
failing to keep pace with the crowd.

An approach of reliance to everything,
like a crutch under the...

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Categories: loneliness, lonely,
Form: Free verse
God named me a straying cloud,
and by His perpetual wish I abide...
as the loneliest cloud floating on the earth's breeze.
I glance below and discover the...

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Categories: lonely, friendship, happiness, imagination, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Wall
Winnie, wild-eyed, went insane
and sang “Happy Birthday” in the rain, 
while she washed away her bloody pain.

Now all day long she sings that song,
she sings...

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© Eric Cohen  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lonely, birthday, character, child, child
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Buried Alive
Buried Alive

These walls....
they laugh at me but no one else hears
They steal the very breath of me
...but no one seems to notice
They blare a suffocating...

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© FJ Thomas  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anxiety, depression, house, lonely,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Everybody's Going Home
The darkness seems pensive
   the laughter is gone
The fire has died out
   the party is done
Tonight there were many

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: loneliness, lonely, longing,
Form: Lyric
Where The Woods Open
There's a path I always take
down to the river where the woods
are dressed down open
The light of the sky
doesn't shine in your eyes
but leads the...

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Categories: autumn, imagery, inspirational, lonely,
Form: Free verse