private poet

Always busy filling time

never giving up

keep on trying

to find healing for my soul

to fill me up

to make me whole

to complete the picture

to make things right

to give me back my love of life.

I try to be positive

Ever the optomist

never stay in 

no opportunity missed

to laugh 

to dance

or just to chat.

my life is one long party.

what is wrong with that?

What is wrong with that is 

it is not how it feels

An empty house

more lonely meals.

I am the walking wounded 

but the wounds don't show.

life seeps away from me

painful, slow.

Every day is an effort

keeping my spirit alive.

The journey is rough

but I continue to strive

to find lasting happiness 

and true peace of mind.


  • Author: Private Poet (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 15th, 2017 08:11
  • Comment from author about the poem: I found this one that I had written back in 2001. When I met my late husband in 2002 I thought I had found the lasting happiness that I had been looking for. It was wonderful while it lasted! I miss him so much.
  • Category: Sad
  • Views: 65


  • Louis Gibbs

    A plight shared by so many, women and men alike, as we age. You nailed it with this fine poem, PP!

  • Night Owl

    Yep feeling that-- authentic write!

    • private poet

      Picking yourself up and moving forward is so difficult. It is tribute to the human spirit that so many people suffer loss and are resilient enough to find joy in life again. Hope you can move forward.

    • FredPeyer

      PP, your beautifully written poem shows the struggle and pain inherent after a loss of a loved one. But it also shows that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
      It also reminded me how fortunate I am, and how grateful I have to be.

      • private poet

        Thank you for your kind words. I know that I was so lucky to have a wonderful relationship with my husband. Some people never find their soulmate. Enjoy every day! Xx

      • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷🐦😽

        Wow what a beautifully sentimental poem on a soulmate passed on. Superbly lyrical and marvellous rhyme scheme. The soulful lonely feel described in appealing wording. Kudos.

        Nice to read from u again. Hope u will write your thoughts too about my latest poem, under it. I have been writing on other sites and they say they get fun and things from It.

        • private poet

          Thank you for commenting. I will look at your poems and return the compliment

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