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Reflecting Loneliness
by Arthur T. Lee
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Reflections on Loneliness

 

 
I was strolling down a lonely street one night--
It was dark and cold and wet.
And I met a man—
Old and tired and silent.
The road sparkled under the lone, flickering street lamp--
Buzzing off and on, off and on...
 
Cowering in a cold iron doorway,
He stopped me, asked for some change,
Coughed and stuck out his worn hand—
Ratted gloves, shivering.
Said his name was Loneliness.
 
“Pleased to meet you,” I told him,
grasped his hand—
caloused and cracked,
peered into his eyes and saw myself.
 
The street lamp went out,
Then on.
I pulled away and searched my pockets—
Warm and soft and comfortable.
I fingered a dollar bill,
But flipped him a quarter, then ran to catch my bus.
 
Riding the bus home that night—
It was dark and cold and wet.
And I met a man—
Old and tired, silently staring back at me.
And he was crying.
 
Abandoned buildings
Flashed by the window.
Stores closing down for the night, shadows moving about,
Blurring together--
Faceless people going nowhere.
 
Life—
All around,
Silently dying,
Slipping softly into the darkness of uncertainty.
He wiped the tears from his eyes.
Said his name was Loneliness.


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Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello
Hello Arthur,

Gnawing sadness in this poem, so profoundly expressed. Perfect.

Cynthia
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Wise reflections of what many feel, yet life continues on its relentless cycle....

Be always safe,
Karen
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