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Lonesomeness

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English Poetry

Feathers grown

 The birds have flown away,

Feet strengthened,

The cubs have departed to distant climes.

Longing for the pillar-like support of children,

And the joyful company of grand children,

Cut off from all my kith and kin,

My dreams of happiness

And my sorrowful complaints,

I’ve swallowed them deep within my heart.

All that  remains now,

At the eventide of my life,

Is my hunger for true love,

And a thirst for a kindly call.

My tired feet keep searching,

Only for a peaceful shelter,

My weakened vision keeps seeking,

The one and only

Blissful shore of contentment.

Kusum

 

6 Comments

  1. HI
    The content is heart wrenching , everyone faces a time like the one described . The ’empty nest ‘ syndrome .
    I am not happy with the title though, just’ lonesome ‘would do .
    sarala.

    • kusumgokarn says:

      @SARALA KURUP JAGAN,
      Thanks for your empathy for senior citizens’ plight in current times especially.
      I prefer the title ‘Lonesomeness’ because the stretch out of the word gives a deeper significance to the feeling of depression among lonesome seniors. The word also has a musical ring about it.
      Kusum

  2. Vishvnand says:

    Beautiful poem of real situation elucidation for pondering often
    Liked immensely. Hearty commends for the poem.
    There is no easy solution except feeling of contentment
    to be obtained living in virtual reality, a bit of humor &
    with Godsend vivid imaginations…
    for physical nearness is out of date in present condition…

  3. Gion Gion says:

    Kusum,
    very well expressed feeling of being alone..it’s bitter-sweet nature at times.
    “My dreams of happiness
    And my sorrowful complaints,
    I’ve swallowed them deep within my heart.”
    ……………….
    My weakened vision keeps seeking,
    The one and only
    Blissful shore of contentment.”

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