Dying of Loneliness

By Scarrzz

Unable to withstand
the onslaught of loneliness
I yearn for a touch
from outside myself

Taste of an apple
too long on the ground
Fallen, unwanted
'till even the core is dry

Birds pass by
flowers grow near
none can see me
for I am within

with only the rain
to moisten my soul

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© 2008 Scarrzz
Published on Friday, June 27, 2008.     Filed under: "Love" and "Poetry"
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  • Jonas Robinson On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Jonas Robinson (939)By person wrote:

    Very dramatic. I enjoyed this because of its depth woven into seemingly simple terminology. Thank you for sharing and congrats on poem of the day. :)

  • Clydes_Bonnie On Thursday, February 2, 2012, Clydes_Bonnie (60)By person wrote:

    Beautiful. Not only do I love every single part of this but I felt it to,deeply. The kind of write I could read endlessly. Thanks :)

  • Scarrzz On Friday, February 3, 2012, Scarrzz (239)By person wrote:

    I'm honored that you find it so. This was where I began my descent. I looked and thought I found. I dared to hope again. I chose unwisely. It would have killed me were it not for my love for those that cared about me. I live because I refused to hurt them, not for myself. I pray someone nourishes you with water and love, but choose that person wisely, because you will be giving them power to destroy you as well as save you. Scholar

  • A former member wrote: Loved the solitary shade as every line proceeds...Wonderful work. Scholar

  • A former member wrote: Yearn for a touch outside myself...great line. Very vivid and descriptive in such a small amount of words. I see desperation in this work, too. Loneliness will do that to you, make you desperate for a touch, any touch, it doesn't even have to be sweet as long as its real. I really really like this one Schley. Scholar

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