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.


© 2017 emipoemi

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You have wonderful diction.
This poem feels very well thought out and constructed, yet effortless.
I enjoyed how it flowed effortlessly.

Posted 5 Days Ago


5 Days Ago

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

Posted 6 Days Ago

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 1 Week Ago


1 Week Ago

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.

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



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