Get Your Premium Membership

Loneliness Poems

Loneliness Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about loneliness. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for loneliness.

New Poems


I tower above the crumbling ruins
Of a once majestic tower,
Flag and pennant proudly proclaimed 
Pompous claim of pelf and power.

Yet all the boast and bombast,
In crumbling  silence relates,
Of transient tenebrous things,
Of fickle times, of fickler...Read More
Categories: endurance, flower, imagery, loneliness,
Form: Verse

Life's Walk
Why do I keep walking on by?
Past everything that could define my soul.
It’s like life and I don’t see each other eye to eye.

Sometimes we feel like we just want to cry,
because it feels like our hearts fell in a...Read More
Categories: 11th grade, depression, loneliness,
Form: Villanelle
My favorite teacher
You helped me see the real me and brought out the trueme you saw on the inside insteasd of that shy girl sitting in your class in 9th grade. I will always remember you as through the years I go...Read More
Categories: 9th grade, appreciation, courage, devotion, loneliness, success,
Form: sehra
Come, You: the death poem of Ranier Maria Rilke
Come, You
by Ranier Maria Rilke
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Come, you?the last one I acknowledge; return?
incurable pain searing this physical mesh.
As I burned in the spirit once, so now I burn
with you; meanwhile, you consume my flesh.

This wood that long...Read More
Categories: loneliness, cancer, death, depression, fire, health, pain, surreal,
Form: Verse
Perplexing Bipolar Phases
I am so mellow and quiet…
As calm as a midnight jet…
I need some sort of outlet…
Give me something more than this...regret

I did not mean to get upset...
I just wanted you to be feeling alright
Remember the day we first met?
It was...Read More
Categories: emotions, loneliness, longing,
Form: Lyric

Your Side of the Bed
You face the wall,
And snore through the night. 
I face the window,
And pray for morning light. 

You say it’s all in my head,
We’re not falling apart. 
The pain is in my chest,
The breaking of a heart. 

You face the wall,...Read More
Categories: boyfriend, break up, heartbreak, loneliness, lonely, love,
Form: Rhyme
Floating in a world of loneliness
Drifting without purpose or happiness
Worn out faces and places meld
No longer mine just hollowed out memories held

Wanting to move on and not stay
I feel myself slowly wasting away
No more lights in the darkness draw
Settling for...Read More
Categories: loneliness, life,
Form: Ballad
a growling beast
she described her work as creating creatures
using her efforts to summon the greatest fear
of people
she wanted her audience to believe her
and she wrote with an effort to
envision the deepest and darkest
feeling of fear and loneliness
the author paints the canvas
so that...Read More
Categories: loneliness, anti bullying, film, meaningful, music, myth, romance,
Form: Bio
The Great Beyond
She waits for me there
Just there, over there
Just beyond the tip of my outstretched arm
Just beyond the gaze of my mind’s eye
I see her, waiting for me, looking at me with those big blue eyes
Bluer than the sky, more infinite...Read More
Categories: heart, loneliness,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Graffito

                                       ...Read More
Categories: art, loneliness,
Form: Concrete
Yet again the door is being knocked
Yet again the door is being knocked
For ages it’s been closed
Who is there?
The Sun looks down
Breeze Halts!
Tulips raise their heads
But the Cascade___still singing like an indifferent Bee

Knock___ knock___ Knock! 
How persistent the knocking is!!
But who is there?
Its light from the...Read More
Categories: loneliness, age, beauty, betrayal, conflict, emotions, gothic, symbolism,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Trio
The Trio

Sitting in your wheel chair – no one caught your eye;
Your posture saying – so alone - leave me here to die;
Meeting the pain, the loneliness, living in your face –
Cold despair gripping your soul – no one could...Read More
Categories: loneliness, humanity, life, prayer,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Changing Views
Changing Views

The coffee in my cup is bitter, 
like the bad taste in my mouth. 
I have been up too long, 
to take back the night,
as the morning has come, 
and it is bright, 
beyond my dreams. 

I have searched...Read More
Categories: loneliness, crazy, for him, graduate, growing up, image,
Form: Free verse
Harlot Of Love
He asked her why she acted so,
her answer was “Why not”

He asked her why her mood was vile,
she said “That’s all I've got”

He asked her then about their love,
gone missing and in doubt

She answered back while looking down,
a whisper not...Read More
Categories: loneliness, love,
Form: Rhyme
Without You
I thought we had a bond that was unbreakable 
two hearts that beat as one
shared desires, hopes and dreams
our future together planned
out lives forever entwinned
when you left there was so much empty space
my head full of words unspoken
a heart weakened...Read More
Categories: beauty, blue, day, heart, loneliness, lost love,
Form: Free verse
I See Your Worth
The world knows that there's more
I see what you do not see
That vibrant person of yore
The person you won't be

You tell yourself that you belong
I feel it everytime your soul cries
Caught in a trap you know is wrong
Kept in place...Read More
Categories: loneliness, appreciation, character, emo, encouraging,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE DAY AFTER

the funeral over
everyone back
to their life as it was
she closes the door
and waves goodbye
thanking all
for their support
acting brave
the shell of her
still upright
somehow moving
on autopilot
left to manage
in an empty house
just her
the silence
and her tears       ...Read More
Categories: death, funeral, life, loneliness, lost love, moving
Form: Free verse
My Voice is an Echo in the Field
My voice is an echo in the field,
crying out to be heard and no one answers,
loneliness is my shadow and follows me,
it is hard to erase since you left me alone,
the howling wind sings its song of disown.

My voice is...Read More
Categories: loneliness, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Alone in my room,
Silence screaming at all ends,
I wish for companionship to mend,
But the mirror is my only friend.

Alone in my room,
Masking my loneliness with a smile at noon,
Hopelessly hoping affection may come soon,
But the moon is my only friend.

Alone...Read More
Categories: friend, friendship, loneliness, lonely, silence, society, solitude,
Form: Quatrain
When the whole wide world shrinks
I am not taking about an apocalypse
I am not talking about humanity’s ultimate collapse
I am not talking about shores battling oceans
This is not about earthquakes inhaling hurricanes

This is about the threats to everyday relationships
The rupture of the tapestry of phratry...Read More
Categories: absence, freedom, friend, friendship, loneliness, lonely, longing,
Form: Rhyme
I was born to be a survivor and a fighter.
That's why I became a writer.
As a child the physical abuse I endured.
Being a baby it was pretty absurd.

The child of recovering addicts.
Even one that still until recently would slip.
Watching a...Read More
Categories: loneliness, absence, abuse, addiction, anger, depression, drug, how
Form: Rhyme
After dusk on Valentine's
Valentine's Day
the poet makes peace
with loneliness...Read More
Categories: loneliness, poetess, valentines day,
Form: Senryu
The Birds Would Return, Someday

At the fringe of dark clouds of despair
Beguiling dreams gleamed like the silver lining
Created fluttering wings of birds of desire
Driven by the squally winds through the rainbow arc
Entered the realm of sunburst new horizon.
Flock of these birds flew in en...Read More
Categories: bird, desire, loneliness,
Form: Abecedarian
Rotten Objects
Beyond the clearing 
And besides the lake,
Lies a grove,
Through its trees the air 
Carrying a Mangifera smell
Wafts up to the shore
That has me scribbling 
With a stone 
On a rotting wooden plank
A few words that could tell
About my...Read More
Categories: loneliness, anger,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Journey of Death
Death said to me
Come, baby,
I want to take you
To a long journey.

Journey of silence
Journey of happiness
Journey of pleasure
Journey of leisure.

To the finishing line
Nothing to find
Leave the wisdom
Enjoy freedom.

Nothing to worry
Nothing to hurry
Nothing to sacrifice
To die only satisfies.
Rohan Dhabade...Read More
Categories: dark, death, happiness, journey, loneliness, silence,
Form: Free verse