The Lonely Heart


The lonely heart sits in the silence and whispers into the thing air

A message only his heart carry’s

A message of one heart but with many voices

He looks to see if there’s anyone watching him

But all he sees is darkness, grief, pain and emptiness


His muscles shiver as his mind is bombarded with voices

Fear begins to take hold of his strength

Fear of love

Fear of confidence

Fear of faith

And fear of life


His heart weakens with brokenness

As in place of love hatred gains boundaries

Faces and words flash before him in memory

Of those who rejected him

Of those who looked down on him

They hover over his head like a thick black cloud

As he quickly holds back tears gushing out his weary and shadowed eye

His heart beats faster as he fights his tormenting memories

A battle he finds himself losing every time

He shivers and shakes now that his body floods with sweat and dirt

He looks out for more air

Air that is fresh and refreshing

But again his environment is only filled with maggots, sewage and debris

He finds a way to comfort himself and looks for hope

He tries to stretch his feet to relax and keep calm with little courage


The sound of rats squeaking and nibbling become louder

And the snoring of his cuddled up neighbor becomes his company

He feels for his cardboard mat and folds his arms up against his chest

With one big sigh he leans backward and rest

Has he shuts his eyes tightly a tear rolls down his chilled face

This was the only comfort he knew


The only fair place he knew

And so he wondered off in peace

And this no one knows

No one hears


Categories Poetry

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