Shawn L. Bird

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poem-lonely May 20, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:24 am
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I do not know what to do

about your screams.

It seems you plunge

to unplumbable depths

and I do not know

how to swim.

The mists of melancholy

shroud the waters,

coat you in agony,

fog reason, and

I fear I am not lighthouse

enough to guide you home.


17 Responses to “poem-lonely”

  1. taidglines Says:

    Wow, I love this! So much emotion in the first 6 lines…and such naked honesty about feelings and fear in the last. Something tells me that you might be more lighthouse than you think!

  2. Phil Says:

    Reblogged this on Poems No One Cares About and commented:
    Very nice poem from another writer

  3. casandralee Says:

    I always felt we must each help our own selves, which may seem terribly selfish but sometimes we cannot give others what they need. :/

  4. bluesage63 Says:

    amazing piece.. I feel

  5. knschultz Says:

    Reminds me of all the times I tried saving friends from drug addictions and failed. Sometimes you just aren’t enough to save them. It’s haunting and character building.

  6. colonialist Says:

    This really eloquently describes the helpless feeling one suffers when dealing with a seriously depressive person.

  7. You surely must do what you can, to shine your light. Even a dim beacon is better than pitch blackness.

  8. wbdeejay Says:

    Sometimes, seeing a faint light there trying to guide, is enough help.

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