February 11, 2007

Adrift in the World of Loneliness

Found at African Refugees, this post is one so many of us can relate to. When we are in the midst of these feelings, it is good to remember the last part of this poem. Thanks, Fancy, for writing this caring and insightful poem.

Adrift in the World of Loneliness

"Staring blankly into
The distance, the neophyte finds
Himself adrift; withdrawing
From the society into a world
Of private thoughts and beauty

He stood
In absolute silence, like
A solitary flower
In a shrinking pond; waiting
For the golden dawn

After years of solitude
And melancholy, the spirit
Liberates his memory
Giving him a new life in
The suburb of dreams

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

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