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Alone (?)

A poem

By Gabriel HuizengaPublished 2 months ago β€’ 1 min read
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I am so tired.

And I feel so very alone.

*

Alone in my faith, alone in my doubt;

Alone when with others, alone when without.

Alone in my giving, alone in my greed;

Alone in my peace, and alone in my need.

*

But not alone, I think, in feeling alone.

I am so tired,

and I feel so very alone -

but perhaps you do, too?

*

I daresay John Donne may have had it somewhat wrong-

Perhaps we are all islands, nations one person strong;

Islands, despite family, friend, party, or guild -

but blessed with one hope: The ability to build!

*

I am so tired,

and I feel so very alone,

and so does my neighbor.

so...

let's find each other.

*

So start building, dear island, when feeling alone

Or wait for a kind ship, by life's winds your way blown.

To seek another is a craft, to know them's an art -

So may lonely souls find each other, before we each depart.

*

It may be that we are all islands

but we can build bridges.

Lord, help all of us lonely souls to find each other.

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About the Creator

Gabriel Huizenga

Twas for love of words that I first joined this site:

Poetry, essays, and dear short stories too;

For to live one's best is to read, and to write!

So find me in words here, and I'll find you πŸ’™

Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  • Novel Allen2 months ago

    I used to wonder how I could feel so alone in a world of billions of people, or a room full or a company or a home filled to overflowing. Human nature is a trove of feelings. Lonely is the devil among them.

  • Hannah Fraser2 months ago

    So artfully done. This will stick with me for a long time.

  • D.K. Shepard2 months ago

    So good! Love the imagery of islands and bridges! The line β€œTo seek another is a craft, to know them's an art -β€œ really struck me!

  • John Cox2 months ago

    This is a deep, feeling work. I love the way you challenge the idea that 'No man is an island' in the beginning of the poem and then begin building bridges. I love the richness of your ideas and the simple language in which they are expressed. Well done!

  • This is a bit of a strange one! It felt important to include both the more structured sections and the more raw, italicized bits. Hope you enjoy!

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