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Poem: Lonely Existence

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Poem Summary

Lonely existence is about the life one leads when he has no feelings for anyone else. He thinks only of himself living his life in an illusion. The lies he has created leaves him living a lonely existence. He feels no sorrow for the hurt he causes others along the way.

"Think For Yourself" by The Beatles


"Lonely Existence"

The constant battle he wages
leaves him uncertain of his desires,
leading to tragic outcomes
in his life.

Loneliness consumes his soul
wanting to be someone
he is not,
losing the ablility to touch reality
within the bed of lies
he creates.

Thinking only of himself
living life as an illusion,
believing all things exists solely for him
with no thought of the pain
he inflicts on others.

He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual.

— Thomas Jefferson

"Myself" by Bazzi



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 09, 2021:

Self-made loneliness

Farrah Young from Lagos, Nigeria on November 11, 2019:

My pleasure, Brenda

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 11, 2019:


You are so right. It is hard to remain with or by someone who thinks only of himself.

One who does not care about someone else's feelings or attempting to do anything different for the one's he claims to love.

I am delighted you stopped by to read my work.

Thank you.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 11, 2019:

Ms. Dora,

This loneliness is self-made.

There is always hope that one recognizes his selfish ways and wants to change.

This one was written about a person who shows narcissist traits and it seems much harder for him to see any error in his attitude.

Thank you for reading. I appreciate your comments.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 11, 2019:

Seems like this loneliness is self-made. It could end when the selfish attitude changes. You did a good job of making it clear that this is not a good thing, and also that it's a choice.

Farrah Young from Lagos, Nigeria on November 11, 2019:

No one really likes being around someone who only thinks of themselves. Sooner or later, you get so tired of it all and want out.

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