Written By: Praveen  |  Category: Sadness  |  (35) Comments  |  

lonelinessas the sunlight slowly faded away
the city lights flickered on, one by one,
illuminating everything on the outside
and casting a shadow on the inside;

as time slowly ticked past,
the darkness inched closer and closer
spreading its shadows across the land,
my inner self comes alive;

as much as i struggle and curl underneath the blanket,
my fears come alive, and slowly engulfs me from the inside
and tears up the mask that i so successfully put on during the day;

fears that torment me from the inside during the day
comes alive as soon the light fades away and i am back into my den,
with a mind of its own, tormenting me every single night,
sometimes i wished i was dead;

surrounded by many,
yet isolated and alone,
i try to reach out to people
but succeed in grasping just empty air;

struggling to keep my sanity,
i plunge myself into darkness
for its the only place to hide
to cope with all this,
i give up and cry myself to sleep;

it’s tiresome to want something you don’t have, and each morning
i wake with loneliness by my side, each day I walk with it’s presence
in my footsteps, each night it lies hand in hand with my insomnia;

perhaps i have become invisible?
or have i become just an figment of imagination?
they cried on my shoulders and i soaked up their tears,
asking for nothing in return, but when i need someone,
where did they all go?

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some lines are taken from another poem written by FallenSolitude

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  • swarna said: (Sunday November 29th, 2009)

    wow! so well put.. heart melting i shud say.. mayb cos i can relate to it pretty well.. been there and i guess the loneliness stays even wen the situation changes

  • Nicci said: (Monday November 30th, 2009)

    WOW! this poem described exactly what I have thinking and feeling the last month. So, I guess Im not alone.

  • Yasin said: (Monday January 4th, 2010)

    Wow this actually made me feel better , i’m only 13 and I can relate to this pretty well , well done

  • ashley brown said: (Tuesday January 19th, 2010)

    hey everybody i would like to say, that there are alot of needs inside of you and i now you can’t tell anyone about them bu only to your friends that the one that you trust the most. Thats whats going on with me everybody hates me these days and i’m tried of it. But i gotta live with it until i die. I just wanted to put a commment about how i feel thats all. Thanks for listening to me.

  • Arpit said: (Tuesday January 19th, 2010)

    great man this is what u described it all

  • Nithya said: (Monday January 25th, 2010)

    Beautiful insights beautiful poem , its raw and straight from the hand

  • sharon said: (Friday January 29th, 2010)

    u’ve clearly brought out the sense of solitude in every man, in beautiful words…i myself write only lonely stuffs n i do find a beauty in it….but putting it in those melting kinda words is wat is the total effect..u’ve done a grt job!i loved it so much… keep it up!

  • Autumn said: (Friday March 12th, 2010)

    This is how i feel, this poem really touched my heart…

  • calibebz said: (Sunday May 16th, 2010)

    these words had put tears in my eyes as it reflects my very own shadow..i feel that in this circumstances your heart is just plain hollow..the emptiness and fear that no one else can understand..we only want someone to hear and stood and hold our hand!! the emptiness ..the heartache ..we search and search for missing piece..just keep your faith..theres always hope ..life is great to live!!!

  • Dave said: (Monday June 14th, 2010)

    this poem reflects a part in all our lives, and each person to read this poem will feel a sense of belonging and relies than no one is alone in this world, or in the next.

  • The_Unknown said: (Wednesday June 23rd, 2010)

    deja vu

    its like somebody else experienced and told my life in their own words.

  • Jane Noponen Perinacci said: (Friday August 6th, 2010)

    Oh, see Lady Jane in her Ivory Tower
    Imprisoned by chains that eyes cannot see
    Beguiled by a prince
    Lain in sheets of white satin
    He’s off fighting dragons
    She sits so lonely

  • Imagination said: (Saturday August 14th, 2010)

    It is a reflection of myself…I had also tried to communicate and tried reaching out to my friends but succeeded in ‘gasping just the empty air’…..the poem has beautiful insights…and those who feel it understand it well…

  • kate Diaaz said: (Thursday August 19th, 2010)

    it’s like my life in somebody’s WORDS.
    it’s really PAINFUL.

  • Durba said: (Friday September 3rd, 2010)

    Praveen, It was really nice reading your poems. It cannot be written this way unless you actually feel it and for all of us who have been or are in the same situation, your words seem liberating.

  • joe said: (Thursday September 9th, 2010)

    the fear.. inside.. its hard to define as the fear is not known.. words cant express the deep inside the loneliness inside..
    there is a freedom bell but the fear o wht was not known wont let u reach the flying dove to let ya soul of the shore..
    i like this ..
    its similar with my thoughts.. but u kno wht..
    the pain inside.. the loneliness, the fear… aint that easy to define.. trying to find the solution will just leed you to your grave.. believe it or not thats the truth..
    aniway.. tc..

  • RAVI KUMBALAT said: (Tuesday December 7th, 2010)

    tears…tears…tears…all that I found after reading this…

  • Krishna said: (Friday January 14th, 2011)

    I don’t know how many days more to come like this in life…but i succeeded to reduce its freaquency.One day i hope i will get used to it….its only matter of time.Yeah to go through it …..really hard….only crying endlessly is only trick i tried to sleep.I wakeup with headache after these type of Night.

  • Rina-JJ said: (Thursday February 10th, 2011)

    I can feel how you feel and that shows that it’s a very good poem…. Your poem is about the struggle that i bet everyone has.. I love your poem and i hope you will have more poems in the future… <3 <3

  • amy said: (Saturday February 19th, 2011)

    these is a nice poem

  • amy said: (Saturday February 19th, 2011)

    love it but lonely to cry’s v.v

  • amy said: (Saturday February 19th, 2011)

    Praveen you are a nice wroter of poems hoppe u do more likes these or something else in proud by ur self ^_^

  • aishwarya said: (Tuesday March 1st, 2011)

    great poem but not very special try to write more better,,,,,,,,,,

  • allie laws said: (Friday March 11th, 2011)

    this is very fearful im doing a collection for english class and my topic was sad its been hard dealing with loneliness hard to know no one else will really understand you and scared to tell some one cz u cry and when you cry u feel like u let the people your supposed to protect down to see a glimpse of wat really is going on with u im 12 if ur wondering such a small number to tlk im older but tht is wat life does it makes u some one else a stranger .. well praveen i will remember this through my years and no tht may be there is hope no matter how far off it may seem .

  • varun kulshrestha said: (Friday April 15th, 2011)

    koi na buddy… live up.. duniya ki maa kib aankh..live alone..evry1′s strong enuf..nn live up 2 urself

  • roma said: (Sunday July 17th, 2011)

    Iliked what u are writing praveen.are u really living what u are writing,if yes.am having same feeling.

  • Moh. Eqbal Ghoryani said: (Wednesday July 27th, 2011)

    I love it, you know, the words you used and the way you expressed your idea really attracts readers’ attention, it was so nicely written, and mostly I like the last part where it ignites everybody’s feelings. I somehow felt wait you wrote, and surely it is because sometimes i feel the same. well done !

  • Moh. Eqbal Ghoryani said: (Wednesday July 27th, 2011)

    wait(X) =What *

  • unknown said: (Friday December 9th, 2011)

    my life his words….superb!!

  • vishal said: (Friday February 10th, 2012)

    hey praveen… i can feel wats ur heart being going through… nothing else to say… this poem rele touched my heart… bt dear any moment when you feels for a hand to console you help you just hav a talk to me… call me @ 09776233683 and say you want to talk to me…. you need help otherwise you will get smashed off out of life… god bless us “the true broken hearts”

  • Praveen said: (Saturday February 11th, 2012)

    Thank you Vishal

  • angel said: (Wednesday April 18th, 2012)

    I can relate..tell me more..wish we can be friends so together will discuss our sadness ,loneliness..angel- aheaven40@gmail
    Sorry but i reposted this one in my blog..

  • angel said: (Wednesday April 18th, 2012)

    hope you are still alive by this time..

  • varun partap. said: (Saturday May 26th, 2012)

    Tats smtin really suprb…
    Near to my heart…..

  • anirban said: (Monday June 18th, 2012)

    some of the lines are really awesome:”each morning i wake up with loneliness by my side…each night it lies hand in with my insomnia”.If you personally feeling this kind of loneliness i would like to say”language has created the word LONELINESS to express the pain of being alone,and it has created the word SOLITUDE to express the glory of being alone.”

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