Loneliness is a shadow that crosses the mind;

The telephone whose voice is eerily silent;

The doorbell that remains untouched and sterile.

Loneliness is a desert island in a sea of despair.


Loneliness is an inner yearning for love and friendship;

Long hours of night accompanied by a ticking clock.

It is the lonely road without a travelling companion.

The overwhelming feeling of abandonment, alienation.


Loneliness is the meeting of yourself face to face

In a cold world devoid of human interaction

Where you struggle to remember happy days.

It is the extinguishing of inner embers of expectancy.


It is human withdrawal, confinement, despair and death . .



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