Lonely People.

They are all around us

But we just do not know,

They keep to themselves,

Not interfering,

Not doing anything to others.

To others they seem uninteresting

But would bring no harm.

Those lonely people are all around us

But we just do not know,

And us not knowing cannot help them.

Even a smile or a hello from us

Can mean so much to them.

But those lonely people must try,

Try and realise,

Realise that the world is full of lonely people

Who frightened to make the first move.

So smile to all those you see,

It could bring a new spark of life to them.


  • Teddy.15

    I just love your message here dear Andy, we should all try to give time to those who have loneliness it's all around us we just have to look closer, and show that actually we do care. Beautiful.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you for your kind words Teddy.


    • Neville

      a smile costs nothing, does it .. but can lighten the darkness of a souls dull day .. whereas a hello or how are you can be worth a fortune and penetrate a lonely persons sense of solitude and associated gloom ...

      You got it write again my golden friend ... pitched perfectly sir Andy 🙂

      • Goldfinch60

        A smile and an hello certainly costs nothing but they may help others.

        Than k you Neville.


      • orchidee

        Good write Gold.
        I read a bit ages ago. It was a bit sharp, including bits that said some lonely people bring it on themselves, and that they should 'get their coat and get out more'. Well, it did not use those exact words at the end (ooh. lol).

        • Goldfinch60

          Thanks Orchi.

          Some people just do not care.


        • L. B. Mek

          it only takes, one kind gesture
          to save someone
          from drowning in their own
          self-sabotaging vicious cycle,
          and loneliness is a feeling
          we all can relate with, at some level,
          an important message
          thanks for sharing Andy
          (I always think of Phil Collins
          and his song 'Another Day in Paradise')

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Mek it is so easy just to make a simple kind gesture to others.


          • Accidental Poet

            One smile can infect another, and then each smile infecting more and more. How wonderful it would be if everyone was smiling. Great write Andy. 😊😊😊😊😊😊

            • Goldfinch60

              Very true AP, smile and the world smiles with you.


            • Joe Dawson

              You are a beacon of light Andy. Joe

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you for your kind words Joe.


              • Thekkinkkattil

                A very humanitarian thought nicely penned. I enjoyed your poem full of depth

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you tkkkk, much appreciated.


                • dusk arising

                  So right you wise old bean. I live a lone life but, happy with my own company, I'm not lonely. Always ready to smile or strike up a conversation when the opportunity arises. That's going to be a rare occasion now because I' about to start more Chemo which means I have to stay away from people (it weakens immune system).
                  Wise words indeed, I do enjoy my chance encounters either way.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    May that Chemo bring you back into a wonderful life where you can encounter all d a, maybe even me.


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