the lonely years

lonely days

 He came home early

Switched on the news

Which was read by a man

Who fell several times, over his own words

There was only one channel.

After the news, a lady played guitar

End of evening TV.

He took his bike out of the shed

And cycled to the nearest pub

There was only 3 of them in the town

And they closed at eleven.

Cycling home was difficult so

He pushed the bike uphill.

Since his wife had left the flat

It reeked on loneliness

He fell asleep on an old chair in the shed.

 

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raypool

Thu 16th May 2019 23:18

A study in bleak despair and the solace of alcohol, powerful and moving Jan.

Ray

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Thu 16th May 2019 20:57



jan

You have shown us a lonely sad picture with a ring of truth about it.
It is probably re-enacted all over the world.

Dorothy

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keith jeffries

Thu 16th May 2019 13:56

A sad tale but there are so many people who suffer from such loneliness. A poem for the plight of many.

Keith

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