Posted in Poetry


Part of the problem with the word ‘disabilities’ is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren’t able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities.

Fred Rogers

lonely child
all alone
birds fly
scattered brain
joy eludes
tears remain
hands tied
behind back
circle over
counter attack

13 thoughts on “Lonely

  1. In a world where we have to fit in defined pigeonholes pass the same exams, wear the same uniform, eat the same food and have the same phone and same branded clothing we need to remember we are all individual. A disability is not a curse or a fault itโ€™s not what defines that individual unless you see the person behind. We are all unique with different needs traits and qualities. See the person praise there individual ness.

    Remember you donโ€™t judge a book by the blank pages and gaps between paragraphs you judge it by the words written. A disability is the blank pages we all have them but we need to read the words.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. I call it deep depression Jeanne. Whether or not people from all walks if life admit it, many are in deep depression. Never before have so many people been under the control of recreational and pharmaceutical drugs. I await a sequel… Great post!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. ๐Ÿ˜ฎa sequel?! Im never good under pressure. Let us see if i can rise to the occasion. TY ๐Ÿ˜โœŒ๐Ÿผ


    1. Lots to say… parenting has changed. Society is moving fast and parents are not prepared to meet challenges posed by technology. My daughter is a case in point. She had boys texting her overly sexual idioms, which i had to look up, and was aghast. Then, when she fought back, they told her to just do it! meaning kill herself. Friends? Not likely. People who have less parenting than my child. The parents are MIA!! Police in our schools now take the place of parents.

      Is this how we want people communicating? Yes and no. Its the messages we send that matter. What depravity to see my daughter, or others, as the next score. She has feelings and were they mature enough to express compassion… something great may have erupted.

      So much attention is given kids and selfies… they want to fit in and the phone substitutes as connection. Dangerous. So much is missing from these texts. Listening. Really listening to the murmur of a heart, silenced by a visual world.

      A few thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ•ŠJ

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s