the trouble with loneliness. #poetry

I’m having a little trouble
with loneliness
An incurable illness
for someone like me…
a girl who doesn’t know
how to talk
or find the right words
unless she’s hiding
behind a curtain
invisible to the world…

Forced to wait
for someone to find her
because she lacks
the courage
and the strength
to reach out alone
even when she feels
desperate
to mean something
to someone…

But hidden away
surrounded by darkness
I will never be found
it doesn’t matter
if my hair is perfect
or if I flash my smile
because
with my eyes closed
I can’t see you
and you can’t see me…


©2018 what sandra thinks

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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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65 Responses to the trouble with loneliness. #poetry

  1. 💜 I hate the feeling….

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  2. Great finale. Well done from start to finish

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  3. jackcollier7 says:

    So elegant, so poignant, so sad. 💖💖

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  4. I know that feeling too. Not necessarily loneliness, because I have minded being alone. But being introverted and not knowing what to say to people. I do it pretty freely here, and with close friends, but not really with anybody else.

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  5. Oh, how I can relate to this emotion. – compelling writing, I must say. 🙂

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  6. Lee Dunn says:

    This reminds me of an old John Lennon song. Dear Prudence, won’t you come out to play? You surely have something to share, with writing like this.

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  7. Big fan of you and your poetry! I especially love this one. I can definitely relate.

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  8. We see you Sandra – through your words!
    Hugs as ever.

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  9. Ah… this feeling… yes 😔

    The despair is heartaching.

    Those quiet heroes are often hard to find. Who can come alone and help you find the strength to start moving again.

    Loneliness is a horrid thing and it’s scary how it can be captured so beautifully

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  10. Miriam says:

    Beautiful, intense, heartbreakingly sad … feeling all your feelings through your words. 💙

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  11. I also revealed a darker side today. Poetry is for all feelings we have, especially the ones that come from a deep dark space. That’s why we write it is to get it out, right? I think so anyway.

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  12. Meg says:

    I started a poem (which has been an absolute struggle lately…) about being alone in a crowd. It’s how I feel a lot of the time. Just hiding behind my public persona pretending everything is ok. We are on the same frequency sister 💙

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  13. That’s a beautiful poem, because it so honestly makes me as a reader feel what you feel, which very few people can do.

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  14. This poem is exactly how I feel right now. Thank for sharing, and that picture is stunning!

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  15. i can so relate to this. 😢😢

    my heart breaking from loneliness right now.

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