The Hardest Thing of All

The Hardest Thing of All

A Poem by emipoemi

Amidst the dismal alleys,
And the melancholy streets;
Against the bitter batters
Of foul tricks and feigning treats;
With scarce a trace of shadow
On a walkway or a wall-

For being alone, unseen, unknown
Is the hardest thing of all.
 
Beneath the rays of sunlight,
And the shimmers of the moon;
Against the strain of languor,
Aimless as a stray balloon;
In want to e’er be sleeping,
And be but to dreams in thrall-

For being alone, unheard, unknown
Is the hardest thing of all.
 
The breezes conjure freedom
Through the boundless blissful sky;
And though the will be present
There much lacks the way to fly;
Consistently cliffhanging
At consistent risk to fall-

For being alone, unbacked, unknown
Is the hardest thing of all.
 
Downtrodden by the wayside,
In the potholes of despair;
Without a silver lining
Either on a wing or prayer;
And e’er a walking shadow
Waiting on tomorrow’s call-

For being alone, adrift, unknown
Is the hardest thing of all.


-EDP


© 2017 emipoemi



Author's Note

emipoemi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_4agbsIHgc&t=24s

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this is amazing...you are well beyond my level of language ....the way you write and the technique you use to develop an image through words alone is outstanding.......I'm blown away....I understand now why my misusing of punctuation and language must infuriate you........

totally impressed my friend.

and I love the poem itself as well... beautiful emotional and relative to so much I understand.

Posted 1 Month Ago


emipoemi

4 Weeks Ago

Glad you enjoyed it. (and your "misuse of punctuation and language" is not so infuriating - too stro.. read more
You have wonderful diction.
This poem feels very well thought out and constructed, yet effortless.
I enjoyed how it flowed effortlessly.

Posted 2 Months Ago


emipoemi

2 Months Ago

I'm glad you did. Thank you so much!
A very interesting poem. :) Peculiar and nostalgic for me.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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I like the way you mixed the main theme with the clever elements around it changing only a word at a time. An interesting poem.

Posted 2 Months Ago


emipoemi

2 Months Ago

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.

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Added on November 8, 2017
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Tags: poetry, poem, solemn, solitude

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