Tuesday, March 16, 2010

a new poem

this will not be included in the chap, as it is a new one.

A Lonely Only Nobody Else

© Mary ElizaBeth Peters, March 2010


you can be hiding in the bathroom, three feet and one door blocking

and you can be alone


you can be laying by your lover, midnight and your blood spilling

and you can be alone


you can be singing in a choir, sunday and voices raising

and you can be alone


everyone knows you can surround yourself with people

and you are still alone


everyone knows she can keen-or-cry for you

and you are still alone


everyone knows he can whisper-sigh to you

and you are still alone


people think that when you’re dying

that your are not alone


people say it when you’re crying

that you are not alone


people don’t believe that they are lying

that you are not alone


but you are

but you are

but you are


and so and so and so

and so what of it

of it and all before it


if you are reading this poem you should know

that you are not alone

and you are still alone

and you can be alone

only if you alone

can leave me

alone.


10 comments:

  1. Good stuff. I'll never leave you alone, love, your stalker

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  2. Thank Goodness!! You neither.

    Love, your stalker twin.

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  3. I love this. I will probably make my boyfriend read it... which means a lot ;)

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  4. Love the repetition and structure.

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  5. Lovely - and love you alone or any other way.
    Mama Kehl

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  6. Tabitha! Where is your blog? I want to link to it on the Patient Press page where I dedicated UNTO THE EAST.

    AND, reading your comments on this and UnBlog- the best thing to do when you want to start writing and don't know where to begin or if you're any good anymore, is just start doing it. Who cares how it turns out! :)

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  7. LOVE this - and you, of course. :o)

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  8. Hahaha you are funny! I dont have a blog, I just read others :) (im a stalker)

    And thanks for the advice! I have already started a wee bit even!

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  9. You have a beautiful and touching blog. If you ever want to raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis and are in Australia we would love to help out with sponsoring you and maybe printing some free t shirts our website is http://www.theprintbar.com if you ever need free printing done. Great and inspiring blog.

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