An Uncertain Kind of Aloneness


Notice of absence from Neville

For anyone that might be interested, I fly to Lisbon Portugal later today and then hop on board a mighty big ship (at least I hope it is) then sail around the Mediterranean for a few days calling at Madeira, the Canaries etc etc .. then up to Cape Verde for a few more .. and then across the Atlantic to Brazil calling at eight different ports .. If all goes according to plan, I should be in Rio de Janeiro for my birthday mid December .. Please note, this has nothing to do with work, it's very selfishly, just for me .. I plan to be back around the 15th December .. Stay safe and write on .. Kindest of Regards & All Good Things, Neville 🀍

An Uncertain Kind of Aloneness


When we first met

her hair was

the same colour as

tropical sand

caressed by waves

and the sea ..

So when I close my

eyes slow now,

I can maybe still

find us,

on an empty beach


and with any luck

about to become

naked ..

Although we are

never alone are we ..

They just

placed a camera

and a microphone

inside the belly

of my mandolin ..

How else can they


continue to rape

and abuse us ..

Now that our pride

and dignity are gone ..

  • Author: Neville (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 17th, 2023 03:35
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • crypticbard

    Mandolin eye and a belly-full of strumming…makes for interesting days.

    • Neville

      There's just never a plectrum around when ya need one though is there .. cheers CB .. Neville

      • crypticbard

        Sometimes the tip of a keycard or library card will have to do… πŸ’³πŸͺͺ😁

      • LIZ

        Mmmmmm long, lost, abused love? Just a thought....πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

        • Neville

          it's more than just a thought though isn't it LIZ .. its one o them that makes ya think UFFFF innit ..πŸ’œ

        • orchidee

          Good write N.
          I wanted to write 'A certain kind of aloneness - without KP'. Well, I suppose I hardly see her in person - only on TV, in papers, etc, or if I collect her from the botox clinic. She's there 23 hours of every day. lol.

          • Neville

            I suspect that you are destined to forever be alone .. but hey that leaves the rest of us 8 billion or so to have loadsa fun ..

          • amysliterature

            this really touched me thank you it feels so vulnerable and distant at the same time πŸ™‚

            • Neville

              and You my friend are far too generous .. many very sincere thank you's are now on their way way to you .. Neville 🀍

            • Doggerel Dave

              Best not the open beach, sadly .
              Lock the door, draw the curtains...oh, and leave the mandolin outside.... Evokes though a strong feeling of nostalgia of course, the first part - the rest I'll take with a grain of....sand....

              • Neville

                You aint still delirious are ya .. and why, when I close my eyes, do I imagine you scratchin yourself all over .. in a corner, you old Dog you πŸ™‚

                • Doggerel Dave

                  Imaginative...creative.. you'll be doing a verse or two next................................................................ Certainly scratching my facial fungus after seven weeks..πŸ§”β€β™‚οΈ

                • Accidental Poet

                  You two need a room? Meanwhile, I'll just look the other way. πŸ‘

                  • Neville

                    we had a room but wore it out .. Oh' and thanks for turning the other cheek my friend .. πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

                    • Accidental Poet

                      The least I can do for fellow poet. πŸ˜€

                    • Goldfinch60

                      That pride and dignity can be re-awakened Neville and all will be fine.


                      • Neville

                        Cheers Andy .. but don't fret .. sometimes my pen as a mind of its own and takes over ..

                      • Thomas W Case

                        Excellent work my friend.

                        • Neville

                          Very kind sir and much appreciated also πŸ™‚

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