The Life of One

May 6, 2012
By Carolyn Twersky BRONZE, Easton, Connecticut
Carolyn Twersky BRONZE, Easton, Connecticut
2 articles 0 photos 0 comments

There are two sides to every story.
Two shoes in every pair.
Two eyes on every face,
And two lungs next to our hearts.

Everything has a place,
A partner in crime,
A spot in a puzzle,
And a seat at the table.

But what if I’m alone?
What if I have lost my pair?

Another puzzle piece has taken my place.
My partner has disappeared,
And my other lung has been donated.

While everyone else goes off where the belong,
I stay.
With the misfits, the sad sacks,
The other poor souls.

I watch as everyone else
Enjoys their fun with twos and threes.
But I am stuck,
In the life of one.

The author's comments:
This poem is for the people in life who feel like they have nobody. Though this poem isn't personally about me, everybody feels alone at some point in their life.

Similar Articles


This article has 0 comments.

Swoon Reads

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!