I am a 12 year old student. Not too long ago my parents went through a divorce. Sometimes, I feel very lonely and have to try and fight those feelings that lie deep in my mind.

This poem originally was published in Poems on Life - Teen Poems

Loneliness
Loneliness is blue like sadness.
It tastes like a sour lime with salt on it.
It smells like rotten food and causes madness.
For fun it likes to do nothing but bad things.
While almost everything makes it angry
Everything makes it sad,
But nothing makes it happy.

Loneliness is smaller than you and me,
But bigger than peoples' minds.
Happiness is its enemy,
But nothing can be its friend.
Loneliness keeps its happy feelings in a secret place.
Its favorite place is in peoples' minds.
But it hates to be anywhere else.
Making people feel bad is its greatest success.
Not cheering people up it is greatest failure.
Loneliness makes me feel as sad as a deserted island.

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  • Louisa
    This poem reminds me of myself. I never had true friends in high schools. I seldom talk to them. The question Was why can't I talk. I felt like I was being to childish but I don't know how to overcome it.
  • shinobi
    this is nice poem. you have a good imagination. continue to write. =) rock on!
  • cadeidre
    i love your pome it touched me
  • alessandra
    My parents just ended their six year divorce i know how you feel. Then just a week ago my dad filed for another custody battle so it is going on seven years. I loved your poem keep writing
  • Zachary
    This is a truly sad story that has serious truth to it, I to have problems with my parents devorce and it has left most of my family in total disorder.
  • karissa
    geat poem
  • elly
    i understand ur feeling, as i just had it happen to me plus more my dads dad died i left my friends and family my dads in the army and now i live with my mom so yeah i understand u great job! :)
  • Fatima
    it was a nice poem.
  • Alicia
    i know how feel cause my parents were together when i was borni nmy mother hates my dad and all i wanna do is meet my dad
  • Camille
    Wow. that was a great poem. im around the same age as you are and my parents have divorced not too long ago. I can remember the feelings like it was yesterday. you really embraced the concept of lonliness. not everyone can put their finger on what it means, if its good or bad, or anything at all. you really did a great job on this poem but at your age try to pull away from that drama and talk to somebody about it. writing poems and keeping these feeings to yourself isnt always the best thing to do.
  • Hannah
    awwww i fort ur poem was gr8 u really explained how ppl feel. well i hope u feel better soon!
  • Mike
    i know how u feel my parents divorced when i was little too sometimes i feel alone too
  • annacelia
    i read this poem and knew exactly what it is saying. i have been lonely for days at a time but didn't know how to define it but to read this poem it does it for me.
  • Sarah
    very interesting got the point across
  • martha
    wow that was deep and it kind of expresses what i feel at times.
  • Lisa
    This Poem is the real reality it really touched me this is the thing that people fear of the most but i dont know why it gets to you. and everyone else thats here. Everyone has felt loneliness before.
  • john
    thats great!
  • Desiree
    i know that this is just a vote but it really touched me because it happened to me but when i was a lot younger so i know exactly what your going through. thanks for your time!
  • amy
    i really liked this poem. im not going through my parents divorce (that already happened) but this is soo true to my break up with my boyfriend because i loved him but he never even liked me. sad i know, he's such a jerk. well great job on the poem!
  • Grace
    This touched me. I have been feeling very lonely lately and it was such a heartfelt poem. GREAT WORK!
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