The Lonely Room

 

Dim lit halls

and empty walls

remind me

of a tomb

 

I see no sun

no greenery

from within

this lonely room

 

No one comes in

no one goes out

no visiting is

the rule

 

I miss my wife

my family

they must be

lonely too

 

It's been so long

since anyone

came close

or shook my hand

 

I am alone

without contact

I do not

understand

 

Just how long

will this go on

I can only

just assume

 

In isolation 

I will die

doomed to

this lonely room.

 

 

 

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julie callaghan

Thu 16th Jul 2020 06:46

What a beautiful poem, says so much in so few words. 😢

d.knape

Thu 16th Jul 2020 03:34

no. this was written for all those trapped in nursing homes
when the Chinavirus hit.
Many died without a chance to see their families for the last time.

Bluesky.girl

Wed 15th Jul 2020 18:39

Sounds more like me😰

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Paul Sayer

Wed 15th Jul 2020 18:36

So many are wandering in crowded rooms and busy city streets who feel such abandonment and isolation.

Well captured, emotionally captivating.
Po

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