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Loneliness Entrenched

Paul is an Engineer. A graduate from a Catholic University. A rebel and a romantic...

Here lies the dream

Of a man who's not what he seems

Everyday he'd walk to work

Avoiding smiles with his uncanny quirk

But at the back of the facade...

Is a lonely man begging for a friendly nod...


What was his dream?

He moves as if he is losing steam

Is the coal in his heart still burning?

Stoic outside but inside he is squirming.


He walks with his left fist clenched

Ready to strike heavily his heart

His heart which cannot fall in love

His day painfully starts

It ends with loneliness entrenched.

Does he still pray to God above?


He grew weary of being blighted

Without remorse he decided

To pick up the shiny thing that he sighted

Second thoughts were uninvited

Struggled to complete the prayer he recited

To the ashes he will be reunited.


Here lies the man who had a dream

Not to be supreme

But to be rescued by love so extreme

For he is drowning downstream

No one listened to his silent scream.

© 2018 Paul Balagtas

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