A Cry From Within

A captive to stark loneliness
He had only dark shadows for company
Wandering aimless from place to place
with the burden of years on his back

by Valsa George Click to read full poem

Comments about A Cry From Within

anjandev roy 23 Oct 2019 07:52
Superb piece.Thank u.anjandev roy.
A B Faniki 06 Sep 2019 09:37
Creative piece and vivid imagery. When one reache old age the soul may become wear I think. :-
A B Faniki 06 Sep 2019 09:32
Thank you for you comment on my work.August vistor. It made me smile beoz u can relate with. Cheers
Indira Renganathan 15 Apr 2018 10:31
good-hearted beings are always around to care for us....we need to seek their help....poem to poem you prove your skill greatly Valsa...you are very versatile....
Indira Renganathan 15 Apr 2018 10:31
At some stage of life everyone has to cross such a lonely state of mind due to bad luck and problems....we do need a shoulder to lean and share our sorrow.....but this phase of life gives a huge space for us to introspect too...
Susan Williams 30 May 2017 01:55
Valsa- - - - - - -you are mistress of the art of imagery.. I am so often stunned by your wellturned phrases and on-the-spot-descriptives that give us such lasting images- - - - - - - - - - - - with the burden of years on his back - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A drift wood thrown ashore on a crowded beach - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - in a life boat without oars - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -A heartfelt cry on behalf of the lost who come seeking an escape from the damp tunnels and hollows of solitude - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - You are the voice of conscience among us. Thank you for these powerful poems that you write and share with us.... A million 10's would never be enough.
Madathil Rajendran Nair 01 May 2017 11:57
You have captured the man's loneliness and desolation in saturated poignancy. Great imagery too in the narrative. (10)
Tirupathi Chandrupatla 29 Apr 2017 07:42
Someone must express a friendly word. Let no one feel lonely in the world. The poem brings a real problem to light.
Tom Allport 28 Apr 2017 09:04
a poem of concern for all the lonely people who feel lost in an ever changing selfish world? ..............well written.
Savita Tyagi 27 Apr 2017 05:25
Beautiful and compassionate. Lonliness is a curse that grips so many of us today. It catches us ofguard to spread like a dark cloud. I salute a heart that cries for it and does something to show a way for escape. Your rhythm and language are as always impressive. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful poem. I also noticed your name in the list of 500 poets. Congratulations! So proud and happy for you.
Edward Kofi Louis 26 Apr 2017 06:08
Lonley and unloved! ! Loneliness. Thanks for sharing thisd poem with us.
Nosheen Irfan 26 Apr 2017 03:38
A heart-touching poem. To get into someone's else shoes, to see life through another's eyes....how skillfully n beautifully you have done it. Loneliness is unfortunately v common. The reader can feel the pain of this lonely man, many will identify with him. We all need a soulmate. That's very human. A poignant n thoughtful write. A10
Annette Aitken 23 Apr 2017 02:09
What a beautiful poem with a great message, everybody needs somebody at times. A powerful piece. loved it. Annette
Malvikas Poet Channel 22 Apr 2017 01:48
Until the god is with us, No one is lonely. Diverting out my mind towards an hobbies or devotion can come out of loneliness, This is my personal experience. Nice Writing, nice Dedication Who Feels lonely mam, You may read my poem on loneliness.thank you.
Akhtar Jawad 21 Apr 2017 09:53
There are so many such people in this world, people who feel utterly lonely and unloved. If we can show that we care for them, it will give them a new lease of life! .....................If we can do that it will be the best worship. A nice message in a thoughtful poem.
Edmund Strolis 21 Apr 2017 08:40
In a row boat without oars.Do we feel for these people from guilt or pity or maybe for the same reason that no child in danger is a stranger to us. Nor any man or woman. Something in our humanity cries out for people that would not be alone in a family, a tribe or a community small enough to care as neighbors. Civilization however allows people to become anonymous and the governments problem. What can we do as individuals? ....much. A ripple joined by others may help his boat to shore. We can all do so much more............exquisitely penned tribute. Very inspirational and humbling.
Kim Barney 21 Apr 2017 12:44
Great poem and also great poet's note. Your big heart is showing through, Valsa.
Rajnish Manga 21 Apr 2017 12:35
Thank you, Valsa ji. You have taken up cudgels on behalf of people who are virtually cut off from this world. They need to be loved, cared and reassured of their worth in the society. I quote: He had only dark shadows for company /....A drift wood thrown ashore ....He feels like a sailor / in a life boat without oars