Only The Lonely.

Only the lonely

As I sit here eating my dinner

I look across the table

At the empty space

Where my lover sat.

Only the lonely

As the thought comes,

Comes into my mind

As I remember

Those meals we shared.


Only the lonely
Know the way I feel tonight

Such sadness comes over me

As I see her presence

All around me

But she’s not there.

Only the lonely
Know this feeling ain't right

Where my lover was with me

Before being taken,

Taken from me

To become a star.


There goes my baby

There goes my heart

As I look up into the night

Seeing her looking down,

Looking down on me.

They're gone forever
So far apart

So far apart from me,

But I will be with her

One day it will be fine.


But only the lonely
Know why I cry

As I sit here alone

Wishing she was with me

Our love shining together.

Only the lonely

Only the lonely
Only the lonely

Only the lonely
Know the heartaches I've been through

Know how I feel,

Left alone,

Until we meet again.

Only the lonely…


  • yellowrose

    Sorry for your sadness, and loneliness . A nicely expressed poem )

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you yellowrose, it just comes over me sometimes but most of the time all is fine.


    • orchidee

      A poignant write Gold.

    • Neville

      ... this is such an awesomely emotionally charged page my golden friend .. I shouldn't wonder if somewhere this very evening an electric storm lights up the sky in a dramatic downpouring demonstration of reciprocated love .............. Neville

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you so much Neville, your have said some very kind words for me.


      • Doggerel Dave

        Faced with that kind of ongoing anguish, words from me seem inadequate, Andy - Sorry.

        • Goldfinch60

          No apology necessary Dave, thank you for your thoughts.


        • Teddy.15

          It's very creative, I always loved that song and you bring back memories, for me it was Roy Orbison.

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Teddy. I always liked Roy Orbison.


          • Accidental Poet

            I too know your loneliness, but what keeps me positive is feeling how lucky I was to have had her in my life to begin with. Smile, and she smiles with you. Great emotional write Andy.

            • Goldfinch60

              So very true AP, she is still with me and always will be.


            • L. B. Mek

              so these lyrics inspired the spine to your worded anguish, Andy
              caught you off-guard, maybe
              in that realm where a few good days lined-up in a row, for a change
              and you felt the trickles of whimsy, awaken from within, too easily
              then back - without a parachute
              you were swirling in that cyclone pain of remembrance
              and wilting, in the face of unrequited yearning
              still, my friend you've been here before
              so when those gushing tears stopped forming streams
              and dwindled to mere droplet puddles, once more
              you chose: to look ahead and bravely smiled
              'I got this! my beloved...' you whispered, to that part of Joyce
              pulsing within each gifted breath, you learned to treasure
              eventually, when your trembling fingers - calmed
              and your stoic British resolve, resumed
              eyesight - blinked dry, feet - back-up and sturdy
              stubbornly facing, that semblance of reality
              you've learnt to accept, willingly
              grateful steps - moved, to replenish your spirit
              with a few sips of a sobering - stiff drink
              and finally sat back down, before a blank screen
              let your fingers - dance: to the cadence
              of that poetic genius, you choose to share with us...
              'behold: ye all
              his worded testimony
              to fruits, that blossom
              from a nurtured love's: undying fortitude
              of unflinching, loyalty!'

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you so much for your wonderful words Mek, very much appreciated.


              • The Uneducated O.A.P

                Read this a couple of times Andy, I just can't find the words to add to what's already been said, It's just simply, lovely.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Bill, much appreciated.


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