Loneliness | Teen Ink


November 13, 2021
By notesappfiction PLATINUM, Bryan, Texas
notesappfiction PLATINUM, Bryan, Texas
35 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, 'I want to go home.' But then you come home, and of course it's not the same. You can't live with it, you can't live away from it. And it seems like from then on there's always this yearning for some place that doesn't exist." - Danzy Senna

I find myself here again,

in the familiar place

known as Loneliness.

I read a poem about a little girl

surviving in a violent world

and I am told that we are all here,


in Loneliness.

I am told that

I am not alone in Loneliness,

but that everyone I’ve ever known,

everyone that’s ever lived,

has made a home in Loneliness.

I do not believe it.

I cannot believe it.


Everyone who’s ever lived, and yet here I am,

alone in my loneliness.

Am I so terribly alone, so violently, so contagiously alone, that everyone who’s ever lived, here in Loneliness, has fled this small corner of Loneliness so that my alone-ness does not spread?

Am I so terribly alone, so wretchedly, so heartbreakingly alone, that even the Lonely have turned away from me?

I watch the news

and I am told that we are not alone,

that I am not alone,

that no one is alone.

But here I am in Loneliness,

not a soul in sight,

everyone who has ever lived

has walked these streets of nothingness,

yet here I stand, and on this night,

I am alone in Loneliness.

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Afra ELITE said...
on Nov. 19 2021 at 5:41 am
Afra ELITE, Kandy, Other
104 articles 7 photos 1814 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

Nice poem, Buddy...Keep writing...Check out my poem too...Vote it if you like it...

on Nov. 16 2021 at 3:14 pm
Bumble_Bee PLATINUM, New Athens, Illinois
37 articles 2 photos 121 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You will be found" -Dear Evan Hansen

This is beautiful, especially with the topic of loneliness. Your writing skills are absolutely amazing!! Keep up the great work!! <33