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Bunny lonely

What makes you feel lonely?

 

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What makes me feel
lonely is the
realization that
someone I love is
not listening, so
why bother talking
anymore I have a

toddler to cuddle,
children to talk to,
friends to commiserate
with cats to confuse me
and strangers to meet
who will feign interest
if only for a brief time.

All the usual things don’t
apply as loneliness for me.
Walking alone, gardening alone,
reading alone, dancing alone,
laughing alone- I am a
solitary creature like a cat
but speaking alone creates
an ache so severe.

10 thoughts on “The Sandbox Writing Challenge 36 — Lonely part 2

  1. Oh how I hear that one… It’s that lack of connection when you’re looking right at someone that can leave you feeling hopeless, as in a marriage. That’s also why you can be so lonely in a room full of people you know and like. No connection. Very, very poignant and important.

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    1. Like talking to a person who can have normal conversations with other people but finds it difficult to speak to you because I’m “hard to understand” and “too complex.” It’s like I’m being told to speak slower, use fewer long words, breathe in be tween syl la bles. Arrrrrgh!

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  2. Reblogged this on Impromptu Promptlings and commented:
    Oh how I hear that one… It’s that lack of connection when you’re looking right at someone that can leave you feeling hopeless, as in a marriage. That’s also why you can be so lonely in a room full of people you know and like. No connection. Very, very poignant and important. Well said, MFM…

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  3. I feel the same way. I love my own company to such an extent that I often try to avoid others, but I used to find myself being ignored by the people I care for. It made me feel so lost and insignificant. Luckily it no longer happens, for some reason…

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      1. At the risk of sounding corny, this too shall pass. Tat phrase has given me a lot of comfort over the past few years, and gradually made me more philosophical.
        I doubt that you’ve lost your children – just the scraped knees and dirty diapers.

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