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    This write is not one that portrays any personal experience of mine. It is simply my expression of what I perceive to be the feelings of the thousands of individuals that must face each day alone and friendless..


    A restless night, never ending

    Its darkness clouding my mind

    Creating visions of ghosts of the past

    All dancing to the tune of the ticking clock

    Morning finally comes in the small and dingy room

    Faint rays of sunlight seep through tattered blinds

    The sparseness of my existence dimly illuminated

    My eyes open slowly but refuse to focus

     I realize that the world is still there, as before

    And I am still trapped, alone in my solitude


    Copyright Charlie Gragg, January 17, 2011



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    rsalassi commented on Solitude


    I like that "trapped" ...conveys much more than "solitude"...excellent write

    devaamido commented on Solitude


    Charlie: Your metaphoric use of words here in this one is truly great! An easy 10.



    Thank you. I appreciate the warm comment.

    Madelynn commented on Solitude


    This is my last moments on OP, and I had to keep my word and read you- and this poem really is effecting me right now!- Oh the tears it brings- loveya hampton, I will miss you on OP terribly- thank you.-Maddi



    I will post a short poem this morning on your behalf. Thanks for the comments.

    WordSlinger commented on Solitude


    This is why my Grandpa, woke me up at 4 30 am everyday, he said boy do you want a dollar in your pocket, well its out there, get your tail up, and go get, come up, what ya going to do sleep your life away, lol, Work'd, never do I rest, lol, thanks WS



    Your Grandpa was a wise man.

    MindNumbing commented on Solitude


    Ah Hampton... this one has left me a little speechless. The despair that has so carefully been woven into the phrasing here, is outstanding. Thank you so much for sharing.



    The pleasure is all mine and I thank you.

    Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

    Hampton’s Poems (111)

    Title Comments
    Title Comments
    Searching 5
    The Poetess 14
    Nonsense 12
    Solitude 18
    Lame Limericks 14
    Message to Papa 15
    Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
    The Computer From Hell 18
    Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
    The Mind In Motion 13
    The Game of Poetry 9
    Silence 55
    WordSlinger 19
    Holiday Thoughts 12
    Sweet Mary 18
    From White to Grey to Black 19
    The Reckoning 12
    And All of That Jazz 16
    Today 25
    No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
    Lucky 10
    You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
    Saturday Night 13
    Political Change? 14
    The Female Gender 17
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
    Remembering 11
    This Web We Weave 13
    The End 16
    The Day the Clouds Cried 16
    The Path of Life 12
    My Mother Ruth 12
    Humanities Challenge 14
    A Cowboy's Perspective 12
    July in Buda Texas 14
    The OP Poets Parade 20
    The Chatelaine 12
    Shot Through the Heart 17
    Poetry and Fine Wine 18
    The Man What Am 10
    The Final Beat of My Heart 16
    The Rainbow of Poets 19
    A Cowboy's Lament 13
    Of This World I am Not 17
    The Wee People 19
    An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
    The Scent of Love 14
    Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
    Memories of Times Past 13
    The Dance of the Poets 20
    The Confession 14
    Road to Obscurity 18
    Barbara 14
    Shadows 15
    Prescience 17
    Words That Bind 54
    Wondering 26
    New Year News from Buda Texas 13
    We Are All Witnesses 16
    Christmas 25
    A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
    The 9 ers 24
    Love Defined 27
    Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
    More News From Buda Texas 26
    Choices 26
    News from Buda, Texas 21
    In Search of God 21
    Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
    Out of the Darkness 15
    Visions from Within the Mist 18
    Baseball 12
    The Night Stalker 16
    The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
    The Sounds of Time 17
    The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
    Blah Blah Blah 14
    One Two Three 13
    Carpe Viam 11
    Love in the Afternoon 13
    The Moth 14
    Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
    The Creative Process 19
    The Truth and the Tribe 19
    The Long Wait. 19
    Feathers 26
    The Arrow 14
    Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
    Ghostly Images 16
    Friends 11
    Angels Without Wings 20
    The Rider 16
    Pride and Shame 18
    The Winning Poet is.... 21
    Memories 13
    Politicians 67
    Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
    God's Visit 17
    Poets and Poems 20
    Love Thy Neighbor 13
    Renewal 8
    The Roar of Silence 17
    Blessed Are These Days 4
    Time and Space 5
    Life's Journey 8
    Gift To The Fallen 16
    Hunger 21
    The Antique Shop 30