Lonely is an open wound
It never bleeds, never gets infected
And on its own never heals
It’s an invisible hole in your chest
Exposing your heart to the worlds arctic air

Cold burns your heart so you wear protection
Headphones at the store
Phone screens at parties
Longer routes to avoid co-workers
Read text messages with no response
Excuses are the armor for the lonely
A thousand reasons to be at home instead

Dreams of friendship at a dinner for one
Nightmares of someone seeing your bloodless wound
Tormenting you back to the shadows
Back to a cozy couch, a blanket, and Netflix
And the hole remains open
The armor stretches but can never quite cover it

Every business is selling bandages
Entertainment to distract you
Substances to numb you
Food to consume you
But none of them can stitch you whole again

Loneliness only heals by the warmth of another person
And we all have the warmth to ease our neighbors burden


©Hidden Bear 2021

I really felt this one, hardcore. Go check out Hidden Bear, if you haven’t already.

29 Comments on “Lonely REBLOG

  1. “Every business is selling bandages” Amen and step right up.
    True too. True too. Ms Caribou.
    Your work reaches through the Internets and enthralls me always .

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

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

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com 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


The Lies in the Skies Exposed

Writer In Retrospect

"When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am..." --Maya Angelou

The Tigress Awakens

Welcome to my tiny corner of the universe filled with poems that I have written.


Author | Freelance Writer | Blogger



Better Letters

Butterwell's Blog

Making sense of everything

Trying to find meaning in this chaotic world

my life as a piece of string

... from a silent space

Tofino Photography

Professional Wildlife, Landscape and Seascape Photography

Flicker of Thoughts

Love to write!

Be inspired

Life Is Beautiful

A. P. Christopher

Apologies for my apologies

Kelly Huntson

All of Me

Dumpster Fire Press

Providing a voice for the voiceless. Poets, artists, writers...sound off! Grinding through the dumpster fire that can be life...possibly get published

%d bloggers like this: