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Loneliness--A Poem

Words, wordplay, reading, and writing have been favorites of Liz's since early childhood. She enjoys exploring science and science fiction.



How do you describe

the feeling; the despair?

How do you tell about


No friends to talk to

or share your space.


All a - lone; by myself

be - side myself.

What image will conjure

the feeling

for another to see?

Compare it to jail?

No, not quite.


Locked in, though;

that seems to fit.

A room, but empty of toys.

Nothing to do, to see

or touch.

You can't get out;

there is no key.


I enter the room;

the door closes

and is gone.

(Originally written July 1987, under my former name, C.E. Carl) (Revised October 2017, C.E. Elias)

© 2017 Liz Elias