Lockdown Loneliness

A poem written during the UK's lockdowns
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Created by Skylar (not her real name)

Published on Nov 15, 2021
person looking out the window

The water warmly kisses my skin

As I slowly succumb to the dim

Lit abyss
It glimmers in the moonlight

Blessing my eye’s sight

And helps me to reminisce
It hugs my heart and cleanses my soul

Mending the hole 

Left by those i miss
I try not the get annoyed 

Listening to rain fills that empty void 

That once was filled with joyfulness
Breathing through my veins

Ridding me of my pain

Floating away from what was once amiss
Turn my worries to wonders

And then my mind ponders

The thought of pure bliss
My heart beats like rain drops

Fast and racing

Pounding the floor with its mighty roar
As the wind dictates and drives the bay

Where the lonely lay

Silently sinking its claws into the soft supple sea

Leaving it weak, breathless, insubordinate

Tainted by the winds desires to strike on the misfortunate
Our breathing rushed 

Our souls disconnected 

Our lives crushed

Our minds affected
When the water has reached its boiling point 

Bubbling with rage

Trapped with the negative feelings

Steaming our inner demons

Blurring our path
The wind is like a whirlpool of emotions

Bustling and burning

Like sharp daggers pricking my skin

Leaving me bleeding in despair

Distress, loneliness, exhaustion

All piled up against each other to form a great tide of emotions

Oh how you would heal
But pain departs for no one

It clings to you 

With Its breath raw with the sweet taste of bitterness

Sweet and sickle
Wait... Breathe
For when the winds anger fades

And we are no longer afraid

The water falls

Breaking down our walls
Loneliness is a disease of this generation

Lingering in the shadows of this nation

And sometimes we fail to foresee its full abrasion

The impact it has on this generation
Our expectation for our lives high

When really we are surrounded by daily complication

When one dives into a deep blue world of depression
We forget the power we each have

The reformation we can each bring to ourselves and society

We no longer have to suffer Silently

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