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Feeling Down And Out

Quietly minutes grew into hours, time choose not to wait, Leaving behind emptiness, a longing for you, my mate. Though we had been together, memories proved not enough. I hungered for satisfaction where two as one could love. I tried to ignore desires with each second that passed me by. I could not erase the hurt that dwelled so deep inside. Of this painful feeling; I wondered if you knew. I continued to wait in darkness while my heart ached for you.

About this poem

This poem was written in 1976 and it is not published, but copywritten. It describes a feeling of loneliness and the need to reach out, however, I decided to write about the feeling rather than living it out.

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Written on December 01, 1976

Submitted by gilda_p on October 23, 2022

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Gilda L McNeil-Perry

I am a creative and freelance writer. I have been writing since 1974. They are words from emotions and experiences that I have felt however, many have labeled them as poetry. more…

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  • Oceanloveisland
    Smooth and easy to read, allowing me to feel my way through this. Thank you.
    LikeReplyReport14 days ago
  • bluedrip_z
    Excellent way with words to express longing for someone and wanting that same love reciprocated! Great job
    LikeReplyReport29 days ago
  • teril
    Hi Gilda,
    You have a way of clearly expressing your feelings, arousing the same feelings inside of me. Thanks for your honest description.
    LikeReplyReport1 month ago


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