February 12, 2013 dVerse

Lonely Man

This is a song

The Villagers would sing

About a lonely man

In his hometown

They whispered

His name

He fought his demons

On the darkest nights

Even fought them

In the broad daylight

Never won a round

Take a break

The bell would ring

They would go at it again

In his hometown

They Whispered

His name

Snortin’

Kickin’

Growling and such

A worthy opponent

He lived another

Day to fight again

But as the song goes

Each time the drink

Would win

Having said all this…

I am grateful

To have known him

Glad he came

On lonely days

Listen carefully

On the wind

Hear the sadness

As I whisper

His name…

Neil

Note: My friend, Neil, was a lonely man.

15 thoughts on “February 12, 2013 dVerse

  1. Hi Annell, I do know that your friend Neil really is missed by you. You have written such good poetry in his behalf. I hope he DID know how much he was cared about by you.

  2. are there photos of him? i can imagine posters around your town with the poems and black and white images. might make people remember him differently. maybe treat others differently. great poem.

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