Purple's Platitudes

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Sonnet XIV

09 March 2013

Sonnet XIV


I never understood your loneliness,

The TV, the radio, your cat …

Your companions who filled the emptiness

When no one dropped in to visit or chat.

Children grown, too busy and that’s just that.

Still loved, but family has changed somehow,

It’s harder to find time for this or that.

Life becomes nothing more than Here and Now,

Nothing to look forward to anyhow.

And years after you’ve passed I understand

How much sadness Life’s busyness allows

For the tables turned, I learned firsthand.

And now I wish, as you must have wished too,

That loneliness was a little less cruel.

9 March, 2013 - Posted by | Poetry | ,

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