Loneliness

This is a reflective poem relating to ageing and loneliness …

Loneliness

Old man, old man, all alone,

Sit you yet in your humble home?

Dreaming of childhood, adolescence,

Your life past, your life present.

Friendships made, friendships lost,

You were never one to count the cost.

There’s no loving wife to take your part,

No children near to warm your heart.

You dream of days when you were one,

Those golden years a long time gone.

Old man, old man, did I hear you say,

You’d trade all your tomorrows for a single yesterday?

About the author

santarosa48
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Retired, enjoy travel & writing

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santarosa48
15th Feb 2016
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Thank you LAforbes.
LAForbes
12th Feb 2016
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Real tears and real fears should I pass first. Well said santarosa48.
santarosa48
29th Jan 2016
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Hopkin. Not from personal experience, just one of many observations I have made during my lifetime.
santarosa48
28th Jan 2016
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Thanks for the kind comments.
Hopkin
29th Jan 2016
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Sounds like its from someone who's been there
john stewart
26th Jan 2016
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the sentiments of the poem are true. and would strike fear in anyone looking forward to growing old alone. Without preaching there is a hope in jesus
Lee40
26th Jan 2016
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Really nice. Just says it all really
Beany
26th Jan 2016
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Very poignant,brought a tear to my eye.Well done

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