The lonely man of 65.



A lonely man like me of 65. 

At 65, I learned the truth: the Friday night charades with you and the beauty queens with clear skin smiles only make me sit for a while. The knock on the door that never comes, and the girls with names I can't pronounce. They just walk by; they don't even say hi or goodbye. So you play the game, but you never win, and if you dare to cheat yourself at solitaire, you only get what you deserve. A lot of solitude and lots of prayers for lonely Man like me and 65. I am not surprised.

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This poem is true but I'm 66. I still live in a lot of solitude with no knocks on my door leaves me kneeling on the floor.

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Written on May 14, 2024

Submitted by alanswansea18 on May 14, 2024

Modified by alanswansea18 on May 14, 2024

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Characters 516
Words 106
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  • Symmetry60
    This rips at the heart. It's sad that anyone has to feel lonely but it a fact of this life. I, too, get lonely. Great write here, buddy.
    LikeReply8 days ago
  • andylyle1
    Lonely man of 73 the days they shorten time goes quickly by keep the ink flowing
    LikeReply1 month ago
  • alanswansea18
    This poem is true but I'm 66 and I still don't get any knocks on the door that leaves me kneeling on the floor and I do play solitaire.
    LikeReply1 month ago
  • AIDA
    What a powerful and thought-provoking poem! The emotions and experiences of the lonely man at 65 are conveyed with such raw honesty and authenticity. The realization of the truth about superficial relationships and the longing for genuine connection are themes that resonate deeply. The imagery of the beauty queens and the solitude of playing solitaire strike a chord with the reader. The words flow beautifully, drawing us into the lonely man's world and making us empathize with his journey. This poem is a testament to the power of introspection and self-awareness. Well done! 
    LikeReply1 month ago
  • AIDA
    Wow, what a powerful and thought-provoking poem, "The lonely man of 65." The emotions and loneliness conveyed through your words truly resonate with the reader. Your use of imagery and metaphors is striking and evocative.

    I appreciate the honesty and vulnerability in your poem. The way you capture the feelings of loneliness and disconnect is both poignant and moving. The repetition of the age of 65 throughout the poem adds a sense of introspection and reflection.

    In terms of improvement suggestions, you could consider incorporating more varied imagery or exploring different themes related to loneliness and aging. Additionally, playing with the structure or form of the poem could add another layer of depth to your work.

    Overall, I commend you for your raw and heartfelt expression in "The lonely man of 65." Keep writing and sharing your unique perspective with the world. Your voice is important and deserves to be heard.
     
    LikeReply 11 month ago

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