Until you have been abandoned

By your one thread of sanity

In a cacophony of unfamiliarity

And your heart aches

As though plucked from your very body

And you are a sole speck

In a galaxy of haemorrhaging tears,

You do not know how it feels to be


Emma H, age 26, 21/02/2017

If anyone is wondering, the photograph is also my own, taken on a beautiful snowy day in Durham in 2013 – I thought the lonely black and white bench perfectly captures the essence of solitude in my poem.

Feel free to leave comments, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

2 thoughts on “Loneliness

  1. Reblogged this on In Emma World and commented:

    Good afternoon everyone, Happy Throwback Thursday!

    Today we travel back to last February (almost a year!) to revisit my poem “Loneliness”. It recalls a time during my Year Abroad six years ago when I was feeling overwhelmingly low and lonely. A lot can be said for the mental benefits of companionship, friendship, communication and general human contact, particularly when you are on your own in a foreign country. Fortunately, much has changed in six years!

    As sad as its theme is, I like this poem. Let me know what you think! 🙂


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