Alone

Alone

A Poem by Joel Armstrong

                           Alone
         

            Lying in the shadows, for many
            A year,
             A child of the night ,I have become
             Exiled from the fields of life,
             Shunned by all,sought by none


             A life most sublime
              I had once lead,
              Replete with felicity and glee
               But now,all but a mere memory

              As the sly serpent had once crept
              Into the sacred garden
              To deceive mankind
              Likewise it slithered into my Eden
              And made it my very hell

             I have walked through a valley of
             Thorns,
             Climbed rocky crags,all
             In the hope to regain,what
             I had once lost
             My attempts however remain futile

            Despite all this ,a lesson 
             I have learnt,
             A most valuable one indeed

            To bear witness 
             to the twinkling of the diamonds above
              In the bosom of mother night
            T'is a sight unparalleled in its tranquillity
        
            To see the moonlight
           Glinting off the glass of a thousand
           Buildings,
           To listen to the whisper 
            Of the lonely zephyr,
            Many a secret unveiled
  
    What I once lost,remain
    In the ashes
     But what I've gained
     Remains inimitable

© 2015 Joel Armstrong


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I seem to be having a lucky streak when it comes to stumbling across fantastically written poetry today. All I have to say is wow, this poem sure excels in the quality department. This has pretty much everything it could possibly have crammed into it; sophisticated vocab, flow, imagery, atmosphere, and even allusion(which is something I don't see very often in poems on this website). I can tell from this that you have your own distinctive writing style, and it is a really powerful one!

100/100. You are a fantastic writer :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joel Armstrong

5 Years Ago

Thank you my friend : )
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this is incredible and i thought while reading this that this person has an incredible amount of talent keep it up!!

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Joel Armstrong

5 Years Ago

Hey ur not a nobody..
Nobody is a nobody.everybody's somebody : )
Today you are you! T.. read more
Sarah

5 Years Ago

Hahaha well thanks darlin.
Joel Armstrong

5 Years Ago

Ur welcome : D
I love the beginning and the ending and of course what binds the two.. Superb work. saving it to my favorites :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


Joel Armstrong

5 Years Ago

Thank you : )
Great write but the review before I visited reflect that as well, I would like to hear this in the author's voice www.worldpoetryopenmic.net

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I like the lay-out of your poem. It gives the poem a unique flavour so we may savour. I like they way of how you described the journey of the mind. It's true that the gains outweigh the things that has been lost but one can also revive the things that thy have lost, for you only need to pursue it.

Good job :D

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Awsome! The sad part is that many writers relate to such feelings. But that's also what makes it beautiful.

Posted 5 Years Ago


I enjoyed this. I can definatly feel the slavery of solitary through the authors words. Thanks alot for sharing! Cheers

Posted 5 Years Ago


Joel Armstrong

5 Years Ago

Thank you aeon
I seem to be having a lucky streak when it comes to stumbling across fantastically written poetry today. All I have to say is wow, this poem sure excels in the quality department. This has pretty much everything it could possibly have crammed into it; sophisticated vocab, flow, imagery, atmosphere, and even allusion(which is something I don't see very often in poems on this website). I can tell from this that you have your own distinctive writing style, and it is a really powerful one!

100/100. You are a fantastic writer :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joel Armstrong

5 Years Ago

Thank you my friend : )
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Wow. Awesome write thats for sure. Can relate to this in a way. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Great opening line sets the pace which climbs down into the deepest part of loneliness, contrasting life to sublime creature crawling into futile tranquillity, its a very good effort on a difficult subject and one that is well appreciated.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Joel Armstrong

5 Years Ago

Thank you sir. : )

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Joel Armstrong

Ernakulam, Kerala, India



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Hi, I'm Joel. Reading , for has always been an escape for me into my own world, my imagination mingling with that of the author's. Writing on the other hand is a new dimension for me, one which I.. more..

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