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



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…


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. It’s amazing the difference between being alone and being lonely…and your poem strikes the perfect note. Neil is lucky to have you as his friend.

  3. I’ve been following your poems about your friend Neil. They work well together and are a lovely tribute. My deepest sympathies for your loss.

  4. 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.

    1. My sister has asked me to go through my photos and find photos of him. (He was my sister boyfriend, he loved her and she loved him, but the drink got in the way.) Thank you that is a good idea, to leave poems about him, place them around town. (He lived here for 5 or 6 years.) I have done that with other poems, it becomes a found poem. Perhaps it would be an intrusion to post his image, he was a large man, brown eyes, handsome in a rough way, gentle voice…. perhaps you have seen him? Annell Livingston HC 74 Box 21860 El Prado, NM 87529

      annell@taosnet.com http://www.annelllivingston.com http://www.somethingsithinkabout-annell-annell.blogspot.com https://annellannell.wordpress.com http://www.geoform.net

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