Solitary Man

Solitary Man

I am haunted by your words
That lay heavy on my heart
We are only as strong
as the miles between us
Destined to be apart

There is a sense of dislocation
I am an empty vessel
With all the hangover
and none of the buzz
All these things I wrestle

Reflecting on our last night
Sitting in the park by the lake
The color of your eyes
In the moonlight
I melted like a snowflake

I was dancing on air
Until you laid out your plan
You were leaving me
Never to return
I am now a solitary man

 

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ยฉ

Word Prompts:

Haunted

Color

Fjord/Lake

Park/Parking

Solitary

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  19 comments for “Solitary Man

  1. October 10, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Oh that third stanza is breathtaking! Well Pened, lovely!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 10, 2018 at 2:44 pm

      Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. October 10, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    So these lines: ”
    I am an empty vessel
    With all the hangover
    and none of the buzz”
    are spectacular!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 10, 2018 at 2:35 pm

      Thank you KaylaAnn ๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. October 10, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Beautiful and poignant.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 10, 2018 at 5:40 pm

      Thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜Š

  4. October 10, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    the one snowflake and the solitary man seemed reflective of each other and gave that sense of utter loneliness – beautifully crafted poem Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      October 10, 2018 at 7:42 pm

      Thank you for that Gina. I hadnโ€™t thought of it that way … youโ€™re right! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • October 10, 2018 at 8:34 pm

        well you know my love for snow, everything about it is a source of inspiration for me, your words were beautifully expressed emotions

      • Christine Bolton
        October 10, 2018 at 8:56 pm

        Thank you again Gina. I wanted to do it from a manโ€™s point of view this time. Iโ€™m happy it came out ok ๐Ÿ™‚ Your feedback is always appreciated my friend ๐Ÿ’•

      • October 10, 2018 at 8:58 pm

        I am humbled. you know I do that sometimes too, think from a male perspective

  5. October 11, 2018 at 1:05 am

    Oh! The utter desolation of the solitary man! Beautifully captured Christine. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      October 11, 2018 at 9:43 am

      Thank you so much ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

      • October 11, 2018 at 10:04 am

        Always a pleasure.๐Ÿ˜Š

  6. October 11, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    This was truly a great poem! The ending was super!! Kudos, My Friend!!!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 11, 2018 at 6:56 pm

      Oh, thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚ You are kind.

  7. October 14, 2018 at 12:33 am

    Oh the end… So poignant

    • Christine Bolton
      October 14, 2018 at 8:43 am

      Thank you Jaya, I’m happy you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚

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