Treasure Island

jim foulk

(july 7,1943 / des moines iowa)

Lonely am I


Lonely are the nights
Lonely are the days
Lonely am I, in so many ways

Lonely are the seasons
Lonely are the years
So lonely am I, that it brings tears.

Lonely is this place
Lonely is my life
Lonely am I, that I reach for a knife

Lonely is this court room
Lonely is my sentence
So lonely am I that I ask for repentance.

Submitted: Thursday, December 14, 2006
Edited: Thursday, December 09, 2010

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  • Mark Zucker (3/15/2009 10:46:00 AM)

    Beautiful, so sad, so true. I have felt your feelings so many days and nights. i search for fo an end to my loneliness still. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas Blaschke (2/13/2009 9:06:00 PM)

    this poem is deep i've felt lonely i am right now i think it will strike every one who is lonely and is reading the poem (Report) Reply

  • Momo Carreon (1/20/2009 10:13:00 PM)

    this is deep, i can say im feeling lonely but not because i have nobody but because nobody listens. i hope its just writing and nothing else but words on papers (Report) Reply

  • Dawn Fife (1/4/2009 10:39:00 AM)

    I can relate to your feelings of loneliness and despair. I too suffer from a feeling of hopelessness. Writing has always been an oulet for me. Thank you for sharing a part of your soul. (Report) Reply

  • Peri Morgan (11/22/2008 6:40:00 AM)

    If some-one is willing to share what they feel, who the hell are you to call them loser's?
    If anything it just goes to show that YOU Bri Blunt are just childish, immature and don't give a stuff about other people. By the way it IS an Amzing poem no matter what people like Bri say! (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Lutwyche (10/8/2008 10:10:00 AM)

    It’s horrible to be lonely you can have people around you and still feel lonely, which has happened to me and no doubt plenty of other people as well. A true to life poem. well done (Report) Reply

  • Omar Kaiam (8/12/2008 11:59:00 PM)

    very sad..leave no hope as if it is a life time sentece in isolated prison.. (Report) Reply

  • Rajan Manandhar (7/26/2008 8:41:00 AM)

    The poem has simple but very effective words. Thanks to you for writing this poem because i wasnot able to write one of these. (Report) Reply

  • Tina P (4/24/2008 5:26:00 PM)

    i felt the same way before, like you have no one and all you want to do is fix your mistakes. (Report) Reply

  • Alyssa Darling (11/26/2007 1:04:00 PM)

    I'm using this poem in class to relate to a short story we're reading, 'A Jury of Her Peers'
    Bravo, it fits the story perfectly. (Report) Reply

  • Tiffany Minor (10/7/2007 2:56:00 PM)

    i liked the poem...it had a lot of feeling and soul put into it. it seemed as if you were cutting pieces of your heart and placing them in an order to understand. it gave me goosebumps...it was just sad. i hope that you aren't lonely anymore (Report) Reply

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