DÉJÃ VÜ (loneliness)

DÉJÃ VÜ (loneliness)

A Poem by Richard 🍃
"

Free Verse (raw and imperfect)

"





~ DÉJÃ VÜ ~

~ fate often returns us to loneliness ~


It seems as though

I've been here before

but

I know I haven't


It's just my mind that's old

and

I am here and now and alive

Waiting for someone new

who

can dust away the cobwebs of time

who

can light the cold silver lamp of infinity

to hot quick embraces


My soul is like ribbons in the wind

to catch an unknown eye

and

adorn someone's deserving desires


The corner where I stand

is dark and cold

but

the room is within my view

and

I can be passed by discreetly


No one knows my solitude

for

it is completely mine alone

but

I'm reminded constantly

of it's disadvantages

by

the world around me!


Tell it now

And tell it well,

Of the man who lives

In a constant hell

Where

there is no escape

to

anyone anywhere anytime

for

lack of heart


I hold no grudge now

for things that were then

I knew from the past

it was soon to end


felt like I'd been there before

but

I'm still breathing

and

I have all my fingers and all my toes


My conscience is

a slight bit colder now than before

still

I believe in someone somewhere

with a new one in their hand

to

attach tightly to my being


Thanks for my corner

the world was mine

and

slid through me


I am no longer surrounded

by a rose shimmer

only merciless gray

with

no entertainment

of

LIFE


Sometimes it seems as though

happiness never came my way enough

Too busy with other people

... I guess ...

I know my thoughts are

as thin as the air

and

my life only

as shallow as my mind

but

I do feel this way

and

if only for the moment …


I now “know”

I've been here before!


© 2018 Richard 🍃


Author's Note

Richard 🍃
Illustration from Pinterest.

Honest, constructive, and well-meant critique is always welcome! : )

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Featured Review

Hmmmm- returning to the turning of time entertained with the thoughts and truths transcending all levels to reach the here and now- what we feel when the space is wide and there’s nowhere to hide only in the shadows of your mind reminding you of your thoughts and choices - you alone have brought- words of wonder and great significance to life as it controls the many if the few-🌹

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Years Ago

Dear Lady-Poet,
How wonderfully I enjoy the deeply spiritual beauty or your reviews, from the.. read more
‘Thoughts In Time’🌹

2 Years Ago

My pleasure always🌹



Reviews

Thanks for my corner
the world was mine
and
slid through me

Love this part, thanking the corner that life gave to you, The world lets you live here on borrowed time, and you have time you needed to let go of and it came through when you weren't ready. I see this as a struggle that we all face....

Awesome write...

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

9 Months Ago

What a deeply meaningful review, Kay-T.
It's good to see you back.

Thank you f.. read more
Unspoken poet

9 Months Ago

i was having server issuses, I am hoping it is fixed now
Richard 🍃

9 Months Ago

I hope so, too, Kay-T : )
I have been thinking about deja vu a lot recently, as it has increased its occurrence in my life. Your poem touches on the inability to understand the feeling and eventually coming to the conclusion that, yes, you have been here/felt this feeling before. I really liked the line "sometimes it seems as though/happiness never came my way enough/too busy with other people. I really related with that line, and I feel as if many other people would as well.
Additionally the line that says "it's just my mind that is old" reminds me of a conversation I often have with my friends about deja vu. We like to think that deja vu comes from remembering experiences in your past life, and those who have older souls tend to have it more often. Maybe you and I are old souls, just as many writers seem to be. Thank you for sharing this poem!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Years Ago

Hi, Ally Ann,
I am so pleased you dropped by, and even more-so you were able to find somethin.. read more
The human condition we all share at some points in our own lives. That is ever present and can show up anytime. But also the inner compassion and love for oneself. To move beyond that dreaded moment in times. that pull you down and try to lock you up in chains again. From the inside. But determination, self-will and self-love win the day again.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Years Ago

Quite insightful, Dee,
I always enjoy reviews where one takes time to actually say something .. read more
Life's circle or boomerang always makes us end up in a deja vu...it's a feeling of lone time I feel....tasting the solitude and darkness...and gradually realising....this actually happened before...Am again happy to read yours...thanks for sharing....got late to visit here but still😊

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Years Ago

On mine, too, Tahsin. ; )
Tahsin.Z🍁

2 Years Ago

((Smile))...:)
This comment has been deleted by the poster.
Life has a way of repeating itself, even when faced with new and different experiences. We see 'life' through different lenses each time: how we manage these experiences is up to us. We can learn from them in the progression of lifes cycle or we can continue making the same mistakes oblivious to the effect they have on people. Many of us can so relate to this profound piece!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Years Ago

Aw, it's a sad one alright, M'Dear.
True, though, the more we go through the newer eyes we gr.. read more
kitty

2 Years Ago

May your path through life be a clear, bright and happy one m'lord! You have taught us much by your .. read more
I might do better to review only your less-structured poems, like this one. It seems to me that your message is more distinct & original & expressive when you aren't focused on crafting some exacting poetic style. I know form is what you're famous for here, but maybe a teensy bit of ego gets in your way as you show off your many claims to "form fame" . . . with that said, of course I love this poem. I love the way you describe the title word as you start your poem & then loop back around to this concept. I love the way you pour out tones of loneliness, but not in a "poor me" way, rather with a reluctant acceptance. I have often felt these very things about my own lousy chances in the arena of love. You convey the way it feels so well (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Dear Margie! : )
I hope you know i am equally grateful and appreciative for your c.. read more
[send message][befriend] Subscribe
Leo
Brilliant introspective poem..saw myself in your words..especially:
"No one knows my solitude
for
it is completely mine alone
but
I'm reminded constantly
of it's disadvantages
by
the world around me!"..indeed
That was fantastic!

Check out unchained u might like it



Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Poet,
Your words in praise and relatability more than amply gratify my earnest eff.. read more
Leo

2 Years Ago

my pleasure
This poem is filled with sadness. The reality is that life isn't a bunch of roses, that it can be lonely and unhappy for many people. How do you find happiness? By keeping life simple and looking for pleasure in the little things in life. Happiness is elusive. If you chase it, like a butterfly it will fly away. I enjoy the composition, the accompanying image is superb and the way you expressed your feelings.

Thank you for the read.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Years Ago

H, Lady Christine!
How wonderful to receive such deeply introspective thoughts of depth and u.. read more
Richard 🍃

2 Years Ago

"Hi" … LOL!
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Years Ago

Hi Richard, you are very welcome.
Wow this is sublime unique way to present the solitary feel of solitude. So poetic and appealing. ESP admired the cobweb in metaphor line but honestly the entire poem is just too awesome. Kudos I must say.


I'm quite a newbie here, Pleez do review, write your thoughts under my newest poem too. I like interactives and am used to exchange of comments.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

2 Years Ago

Welcome to my pages, Dear Zaynab!
How lovely to find you've come to visit me and left such an.. read more
S.zaynab.kamoonpury

2 Years Ago

U most welcome.

First Page first
Previous Page prev
1
Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

729 Views
19 Reviews
Rating
Shelved in 1 Library
Added on April 11, 2018
Last Updated on May 10, 2018

Author

Richard 🍃
Richard 🍃

TX



About
~··~ ~··~ ~··~ ~··~ ~··~ ~··~ ~··~ ~··~ ~··~ ~··~ ~·&.. more..

Writing

Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..