Sonnet of Loneliness

Sonnet of Loneliness

A Poem by Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere
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Left alone...to be alone

"

Walking between people and watching around
the man on the corner with his shopping cart
with all his belongings, strolling downtown
asking for coins, rubbish bins knowing by heart

a woman on the bench of the village square
old and in a worn out coat, pigeons feeding
a young man besotted, freaked out and so scared
the bullied little girl, alone and weeping

loneliness doesn’t look for gender or age
so how has it happened and who is  to blame
for some on their life’s journey this is a stage

for others they seek it like a moth his flame
or a dying star and just going backstage
in a hard world that has forgotten their name.


© Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere


© 2014 Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere


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It is sad to be forgotten.
"for others they seek it like a moth his flame
or a dying star and just going backstage
in a hard world that has forgotten their name."
Many people die alone and wish for kind voice. Thank you Rudi for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote


Posted 3 Years Ago


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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

3 Years Ago

Thank you, John, for reading and commenting. Have a good day, my friend. :) Rudi
Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

You are welcome Rudi.



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A beautiful sonnet indeed dear author. Loneliness finds one no matter the circumstances. A very touching, lovely piece.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Ana, glad you liked it. Have a good day. :) Rudi
Your story measures up to the title. Very touching.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Cherrie, glad you liked it. :) Rudi
It is sad to be forgotten.
"for others they seek it like a moth his flame
or a dying star and just going backstage
in a hard world that has forgotten their name."
Many people die alone and wish for kind voice. Thank you Rudi for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote


Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

3 Years Ago

Thank you, John, for reading and commenting. Have a good day, my friend. :) Rudi
Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

You are welcome Rudi.
Very reminiscent of the powerful lyricism of Ralph McTell (of 'Streets of London fame) here Rudy if you don't mind the comparison.
It takes a compassionate person to wonder such things and a special soul to write it down.
Nicely done.


Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much for reading and reviewing, ANTO. Have a good day. :) Rudi
Hi Rudi, this is a touching poem. I guess it's easy to ignore people. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

Thanks, Matt, for the nice comment. :) Rudi
So you have pondered this universal word as well . I saw this while I was going back stage with all your compositions . I could not hardly wait to get to this part to read and see your thoughts and take .

They are so many sides of why people are lonely or disconnected . Technology and high tech gadgets made us stay connected all the time and should have offered us some solutions yet we are still the most disconnected people in the world . Socially and relationship wise . I could not really find the right words to describe the real culprit . Its hard to find the exact cause to this epidemic that often plague this modern world with modern technology .

My simple hunch is physical and spiritual . People wanted to meet only the physical . But there's a price to pay for seeking and meeting the spiritual need and void. I find myself in conflict with both although they are connected.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

You're so right. We all live to fast and with but only physical needs. I've maid also a poem about t.. read more
NeiL ArandA

4 Years Ago

Glad that most of your piece Rudi has real life application...

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere
Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

Wingene, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium



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I'm from Belgium. English is not my native language, but I like to read English poems and books. I have written a lot of Dutch poems during the last forty years. With some of them I've got prizes in B.. more..

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