Everyone left the party

Everyone left the party

A Poem by grace
"

yet no one stayed to clean the mess

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I am walking alone,
Christmas lights on the road.
And i know,
I am the type of girl that comes with many,
but goes home alone.

City lights burning me,
unfunny memories, and i choke,
I coast down the streets looking for
somebody i dont know.

"Oh no, what a sad ending,"
"Oh no, never expected u'll break,"
"Oh no," is what they say to me,
as i wander in the empty lane.

Why am i still holding on,
to something that's long flown.
Why am I still bidding on,
for something that has lost its cost.

now i sit reminiscing, just me,
small town cafe on a New Year's Eve,
'cause there's no table for one at dinner parties,
or fancy hotels where i could be.

Unused candles at every table,
flickering lights, dusty chairs,
oh, i hear noises through a broken window,
countdown has just begun, and i choke,
a drop of tear and its new year.

"Oh no, what a sad ending,"
"Oh no, just a chapter is what u'll ever be,"
"Oh no," is what they say to me,
as i cry myself to sleep.

why do i try to hold the sand,
when it just slips right through my hands.
why i am trying to touch the light,
when it just burns me so bright.

"Oh no, what a sad ending,"
"Oh no," they say.

© 2023 grace


Author's Note

grace
So, it's not a poem. It's just a song i wrote today, and i felt like posting it here :)

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Oh, so sad. I think many feel this way at this time of year, hoping for a new start, perhaps anticipating, only to be disappointed at expectations not met?? Great poem.

Posted 3 Months Ago


what a sad but cool song. i know the feeling. i often feel alone even when surrounded by people. kind of sums up life in a strange way ... :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


grace

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much for reading it! I'm glad you liked it :)
Oddly I read it as a song, guess its fine meter is that distinct. Your 'lyrics' display so many people's emotions at times when laughter and affection are increasing hour by hour. How awful it is to be alone in a crowd and.. in a celebration in which you seem invisible. This is such an emotional poem but finely voiced, grace.

Posted 4 Months Ago


grace

4 Months Ago

It indeed is awful. I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the amazing reviews you literally always give!.. read more
Hard to be alone. I was a soldier for 15 years. It seems. Every holiday. I was alone in some new town. I understand the poem dear grace. I learn to love my books and writing. Always a close friend. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 4 Months Ago


grace

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much for reading my poem! It means a lot. And it is hard to be alone, i can't even imag.. read more
Grace,

Personally, I tend to think that all songs are poems, and all poetry is a song simply expressed in different ways ...

As I read this piece of your heart set to pen of page, immediately, I was taken back in time to my much younger days during the 60's and that grand band known as the Beatles ... Your very sad poem/song brought this wonderful old Beatle song to mind: I Don't Want To Spoil The Party: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqVDvLDLsjI

Marvin Thomas Cox-Flynn de Graham

Posted 5 Months Ago


grace

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much for complimenting my poem! I'm glad it reminded you of a song by The Beatles. It m.. read more
I just love those last three stanza's, This is quite an emotional read.
I like this one a lot.

Posted 5 Months Ago


grace

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much for reading and liking it! Means a lot
Grace,

FYI: Every song IS A Poem ... And so, this old fart from West Texas has enjoyed your song written as Poetry ...!

Marvin Thomas Cox-Flynn de Graham

Posted 5 Months Ago


grace

4 Months Ago

Haha, thanks!
I love this so much. The first stanza especially, "the type that comes with many but goes home alone" is so pretty. This is super pretty and I love the diction used, I am sure it makes a wonderful song :)

Posted 5 Months Ago


grace

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much for such a kind review! That line is my personal favorite too :)
Nicely expressed, Sounds like a lonely time for most people ;-]

Posted 5 Months Ago


grace

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much for reading and liking it!
Sounds like the reason some people drink their way through the holidays to me. I just want to stay at home. I don't much like people anyway.

Posted 5 Months Ago


grace

4 Months Ago

Haha, that's right. Thanks for reading it!

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