The pain of loneliness (Poem)


The pain of loneliness (Poem)


Poem about depression and loneliness.


I can slay the day,

But the night 

Rules over me with an iron fist,

It sets me down,

It tells me everything that

I long to forget,

Lies. Secrets. Fears,

It makes me listen,

Still as the tomb,

It makes me remember,

Naked truth!

It makes me surrender,

Powerless. Wretched. Afraid.

I'm like a ship broken up and lost at sea,

A caged bird longing to be set free,

A prisoner of the dark,

I don't want to be alone,

The night is  cruel, 

It tortures me.

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Annette Kinglock-Murray 


Quotes about the pain and suffering of feeling alone:


“Some nights are made for torture, or reflection, or the savoring of loneliness.”
― Poppy Z.Brite


“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”
― Maya Angelou


“But nothing makes a room feel emptier than wanting someone in it.”
― Calla Quinn


“The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend!”
― Edith Wharton


“Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.”
― HonorΓ© de Balzac


“All great and precious things are lonely.”
― John Steinbeck


“being alone never felt right. sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right.”
― Charles Bukowski


“The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.”
― Mother Teresa


“When you're surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you're by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don't feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you're really alone.”
― Fiona Apple


“there is a loneliness in this world so great that you can see it in the slow movement of the hands of a clock”
― Charles Bukowski


Your absence has gone through me
Like thread through a needle.
Everything I do is stitched with its color.”
― W.S. Merwin


“The loneliness you feel with another person, the wrong person, is the loneliest of all.”
― Deb Caletti



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Comments

  1. You convey the feelings in this poem so beautifully -- thank you so much for sharing this with us!

    Molly | transatlanticnotes.com

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    1. You are most welcome. Thank you very much for reading and sharing your thoughts. I greatly appreciate it πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  2. Nice poem. This expresses the

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