Poem Hunter
Poems
Meet Loneliness
GS (27th March 1962 / Cairo, Egypt)

Meet Loneliness

She is now my best friend.
Always close to me
She's as reliable
as no one else can ever be.
She can outshine any one
and stand out in the largest crowd
Keeping everyone away from me
with an oppressive shroud
She's ever present but known to a very few
Overtaking their lives,
interfering in almost everything they do.
I often despise her
but usually not for long
For her control over my emotions
is much too strong.
Now that I have introduced you,
I hope you two will rarely meet.
For Loneliness is brutal,
she is neither warm nor sweet.
Keep her at a distance.
Don't make her part of your life.
Protect yourself with a loving partner,
a husband or a wife.

User Rating: 4,5 / 5 ( 4 votes ) 6

Comments (6)

Good poem - a brilliantly sustained metaphor
A very good bit of advice there Ghada, it's something we all have to fight off! Sincerely Ernestine Northover
Keep her at a distance. Don't make her part of your life. Protect yourself with a loving partner, a husband or a wife. it is the story i ever want to say.thank you ghada, you are......what can i say?
I often think loneliness is my eternal mistress.
I really like this Ghada. I think many of us here spend many days in her company. Very nice poem. Sincerely, Mary
See More