Elizabeth Sheaffer

Rookie - 0 Points (February 4,1990 / Mt. Airy, NC)

Alone In The Crowd - Poem by Elizabeth Sheaffer

Sitting at a desk in a brightly lit room,
Surrounded by people, but still so alone...
Fighting a feeling of impending doom;
A chill in the room that cuts to the bone.

I've not seen your face in many a day.
The thought of you makes my heart ache so.
Missing your voice; it' so hard to be gay.
Happiness escapes wherever I go.

Dining alone in a quiet cafe'.
Delicious food still seems so bland.
Brown briefcase; a nice attache'.
Fighting to meet life's many demands.

I'm trying to pull myself together
Before I completely fall apart.
Battling to stay above the weather
That brings a chill to my lonely heart.

Comments about Alone In The Crowd by Elizabeth Sheaffer

  • Gold Star - 17,136 Points Amitava Sur (10/1/2015 6:54:00 PM)

    A very heart wrenching poignant write where you perfectly expressed your loneliness with those elaborate lines.Wishing you to have the courage to fight it out. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 37,962 Points Edward Kofi Louis (10/1/2015 5:34:00 AM)

    Nice work with the muse of loneliness. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,265 Points Bharati Nayak (10/1/2015 4:42:00 AM)

    Loneliness depicted in some beautiful lines- - - -
    Dining alone in a quiet cafe
    Delicious food still seems so bland
    Brown briefcase and nice attache
    Fighting to meet life's many demands - - - -When loved one remains away for long loneliness creeps in and life seems to lose its charm in spite of all available comforts. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,889 Points Kinyua Karanja (10/1/2015 4:25:00 AM)

    The feeling of loneliness is awkward you feel it in a crowd of people, the alienation of minds and thoughts on what is going on around you leaves you alone, Awesome poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,934 Points Ratnakar Mandlik (10/1/2015 1:38:00 AM)

    Profound feelings expressed in very lyrical muse. Be always blessed. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,180 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (10/1/2015 1:02:00 AM)

    the melancholic mind of a person, who has been removed from the comfort zone. The feelings are very true, but we can overcome it in a matter of a few days, months and years, what I have to write after reading this poem! ! If i had read it during the days of imperfection, i could have been severely demotivated and might sing along with you dear, now I recite your poem as the incident of the past! ! That is the nature! !

    well expressed as I had felt the chill in bones too! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,239 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (10/1/2015 12:52:00 AM)

    very nice poem...but this too shall pass, don't worry...congrats on being poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,239 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (10/1/2015 12:51:00 AM)

    very nice poem...but this too shall pass, don't worry... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Joshua Fegley (1/10/2013 4:55:00 AM)

    I like this poem Elizabeth. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Greenwolfe 1962 (8/22/2008 5:20:00 PM)

    This is a very dangerous poem for the writer. I cannot recommend it. But that isn't the half of it. This poem is a near disaster from a technical standpoint.
    One verse should be removed completely because it isn't needed. Two others
    are not as focused as they need to be. I can't say more. I just hope it goes for repairs.

    GW62 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bob Gibson (5/3/2008 8:53:00 PM)

    Please believe me Elizabeth! its just as hard for a man! love is very fickle, maybe its a moment in time, not forever? ! i believe! true love is for the young, it is they that are seaching, olders just need a companion (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Not a member No 4 (2/4/2007 7:41:00 AM)

    The climate of love can be very cold indeed when the heart is longing in vain. This is a strong piece that works as a whole to create the pain and loneliness of separation very effectively and poetically. The images and situations portrayed all sharpen the sense of a painful severing. jim (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tara very irritated with PH injustice (2/3/2007 5:43:00 PM)

    Know the feeling... hang on in their girl! As so many of us know to our cost, it's a mistake to pin happiness on one person. t x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lisa Swearingen (2/3/2007 3:16:00 PM)

    I love this. This is exactly how I feel at times. Thank you for your comment on mine. It actually made me feel less alone in a crowded room. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 3, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 8, 2011

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