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! 🙂
Is it worse the hurt of feeling neglected,
Or the pain of being twice rejected?
The crippling blow when you’re not selected
As if your very heart’s infected.
A bittersweet memory invasion
Interrupts my day-to-day equation,
Sobs rocked me to sleep
Darkness my comfort blanket
Tears my lullaby
Emma H, age 26, 17/02/2017
Riding the glittering ocean edge
In the shadow of crumbling cliff faces,
Admiring picture-perfect fishing boats
Until you have been abandoned
By your one thread of sanity
In a cacophony of unfamiliarity