Lonely Boy (to apathy)

Lonely Boy (to apathy)

A Poem by Richard
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~ Lonely Boy ~

Once, there was a boy quite good,
who had no love, but knew he should.
🌿
No love had the "Lonely Boy"
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She'd found him …
kisses softly brought him joy,
unlocked the heart of the "Lonely Boy"
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She taught him faithfully;

then, set him free;
no love to her, just another spree.
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Tho' time slips by,

some hearts won’t mend;
his love burned true until the end.
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So, he died a "Lonely Boy"
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His epitaph was written in

the stars above that shine:
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She said, "I would have loved him
… IF …
I'd only had the time!"



Richard W. Jenkins
©2015


© 2016 Richard



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this poem kinda reminds me of how society is now. Everybody is so fixed on themselves and being busy, they don't stop to appreciate things around them. American society has this wave of Microwave mentality that corrupts compassion because it convinces people they have no time for anything. "If only I had the time," expresses to me she saw no use in giving her time. How despicable, but I wonder how many people are guilty of being this way, but won't admit it.

Thought provoking write.

Thanks for posting!

Posted 1 Year Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Richard

6 Months Ago

Just the new one I have out now, Tracey, at: https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Smile-Exceptional-Poetic-.. read more
Richard

6 Months Ago

Or, at Amazon.co.uk
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Behind-Smile-Exceptional-Poetic-Renderings/dp/19.. read more
Richard

2 Months Ago

OOPS!
I just say I called you Tracey. She had messaged me about my new book … sorry, Honey .. read more



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To often: too late sometimes we look back and say,'if ...only!' But then why wallow in regrets? as Edith Piaff once said, 'No regrets, let there be no regrets...' Let nature and destiny take its course. Life must go on ... and we are sorry! Todays existence demands so much of our time... or we tend to take on more than we can reasonably manage ...I know i do!

Posted 2 Months Ago


that is toooooo tragic
i can relate to it too
one hundred percent

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Months Ago

Thank you, Dear Marilyn,
Nothing pleases a bard any more than knowing his reader relates so c.. read more
marilyn 1225

5 Months Ago

Thanks Richard.. you seem to have experienced quite a lot of emotions and more in your life. It is .. read more
Richard

5 Months Ago

Marilyn,
You are always welcome, and thank you, as-well, for You.
I would think all po.. read more
just thougt id read this poem again as it is truly a remarkable peice still a year on.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

6 Months Ago

Bless you, Tracey⁓
I am truly touched and thrilled you've taken another bite of the apple .. read more
tracey

6 Months Ago

thank you richard well done i will be reading it
Time and love are two different things, in time choices are made and in love there are complete choices not lacking nothing good...enjoyed reading🌹

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

6 Months Ago

G'day, Kelly! : )
Thank you for your shared thoughts and for selecting another of my humble l.. read more
no one dies "unloved", even that Lonely Boy, even if some don't recognize it, as Your poem have said it from behind the sentences, sometimes we don't need love, but care and attention, and in love, these aspects are surely there, that boy needed those most, and had been attached strongly to her because it seems she was his first one to give him attention, and his feelings of love to bloom, what I might be not agreeing too, is the last verse, because there must be no "IF", if means doubt, means conditions, and if she was loving him with pity, that's NOT love, I think You didn't capitalized "IF" randomly, but purposely, that in Love, there is no if, and there is no time... time is only "here and now".

From the purness of innocence, and from the gentleness of the young heart, simply written, yet deep, tender and profound meanings.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

6 Months Ago

Hi, Gh*
What a most wonderfully gratifying and insightful review you've gifted this poignant .. read more
I liked this very much. Made me think how much we miss because we feel we haven't got the time.

Thank you - Dave

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

6 Months Ago

Thanks a zillion, Dave!
How true, My Friend … we must find time to stop and smell the roseb.. read more
Dave

6 Months Ago

So, so true!

You take care - Dave
She said, "I would have loved him
… IF …
I'd only had the time!"

We seem to regret it afterwards more than to be grateful when we do have the time to appreciate things and people..
This is a lovely write with a soft melancholic touch to it. I loved reading this 😊👍

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

Yumna,
You really make poetry a fulfilling and joyful experience of sharing.
many do n.. read more
Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

Indeed it is. Something which I still have to learn to write properly. You're always welcome, Richar.. read more
Richard

1 Year Ago

You know I am always available for you, Yumna, to share and impart that which I've learned about our.. read more
iv just read this piece, it was excellent yet again, im loving all,your work, it was so interesting i cant beleive your talent

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Tracey! : )
Your words of praise, enjoyment, and appreciation are truly inspiring .. read more
Dud this story was so inspiring to me and it makes me want to do some poetry.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

Dud? Dude, perhaps? : )
Thank you most gratefully for reading my humble efforts, and for allo.. read more
Wow it's so lovely...the way you've written it...the leaf after ever 2 or 3 lines is amazing....love changes a person...everyone has a heart and every heart has unique lock...

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Dear Little Poetess! : )
Your words of love's keen understanding and such effulgen.. read more

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