The Slippery Slope

Another thought provoking, reflective poem written by Martin Silvester … easy to identify with!

The Slippery Slope

My life has been quite busy,
And I’ve travelled far and wide.
But I confess I feel quite lonely now,
With no-one by my side.

No one to smile and take my hand,
No-one to say they care.
No-one to sit across the room,
In the other comfy chair.

No-one to miss when they go out,
No-one to discuss plans.
No-one to share a home cooked meal,
And help wash the pots and pans.

You never think of later years,
While youth is on your side.
In fact you’re glad of peace and quiet,
To break life’s hectic ride.

But when it gets to later years,
And your family’s flown the nest.
And you sit and look at your telephone,
Sitting silent in its rest.

Then you really need some company,
Oh how you wish someone would call,
The house seems very empty,with only..
Your coat, hanging in the hall.

Don’t let lonely win the day,
Find a friend who feels the same.
Don’t be afraid to socialise,
Feel part of things again.

There are loads of clubs, places to go,
Where people meet and chat,
If you feel you’ve got nothing to talk about,
Talk about this and that.

There’s trips out to the seaside,
There’s trips down to the town,
There’s dancing clubs and bingo halls,
Don’t let lonely get you down.

Invite friends round for a chat,
Or to play a game or two.
The hand of friendship you hold out,
Means they’ll invite you too.

You may well say…well who are you?
To write of things that hurt.
I’ve written this about myself,
And my very own T-shirt.

I told myself to get a grip,
Don’t just sit and mope.
Go back out into the world,
And get off lonely’s slippery slope.

So lonely you can take a hike,
I don’t want your lonely pain.
So I’m off out to meet new friends I’ve made,
And enjoy my life again.

© Martin Silvester 15/4/15


You may also be interested in reading his first book of poems called Last Apple on The Tree

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Martin Silvester

Not a lot to tell...just an ordinary man...always loved writing but never had the time until now...hope I've got a few years left to write about the million things I would like to get down on paper be it in poetry form or just plain old story telling. Just in case anyone would like me to come along to their group and read a few of my poems live..I would be happy to do so within the confines of Kent or Sussex...I would just need to cover my time and petrol a cup of tea and a biscuit. Just email [email protected] To answer some of your questions= ex-army..ex -jackeroo...ex-builder..ex-quite a few other things..still rocking...married...2 + 3 children...7 custard creams. I have now published my first collection of poems which are now available on Amazon under the title of..LAST APPLE ON THE TREE. The book consists of twenty seven poems covering a wide range of topics and emotions. My second book has just been published and is called A BREEZE IN THE WILLOWS, also available on Amazon. I hope that everyone will get as much enjoyment reading them, as I did writing them.

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