Ask the Lonely

Ask the Lonely

When the sun retires unceremoniously,

the ants pack up for the day and he is

abandoned to an appalling isolated battle

with a pathetic destructive force – drowning

him in a deep conscious verity.


Ask the lonely

In the creepy gloom when darkness looms

across the room and he turns into a solitary

specter entertaining a languid, irritated



Ask the lonely

As he treads a winding road fringed with

the night’s uncertainty.

The wind whispers his name, the trees gossip.

Lost in a trance- covetous of fomalhaut.

Wandering lonely as a ghost.

Desperately searching for love – selfish in

his pursuit.

Devoid of sacrifice and effort.


Ask the lonely

As he sleeps comfortably on the wrong side

of midnight.

Staring at his nude memories hang like

spider webs on his wall.

Replaying images from last year’s horror

movie- irritable to the sound of tinkling

silver ware.

Watch him toss and turn as loneliness

crawls recklessly in the presence of intimacy

and his ship sinks in a mist of lost dreams.

He succumbs to sadness.


Indulge the lonely

Provoke him with the sound of a smooth

slow love jam.

Mock his tirade show and ambiguity of

individuality with flirty moon’s sensual

gaze- show him what he is missing.

Allow him to reflect and retire to his

idealized, “happily alone and contented”

lifestyle if his request bites…

Loneliness isn’t homely or cozy.

Love is a beautiful thing and we all need



©FloetryC 2017




Author: AfroetryC

I am an African woman and a mother to a precious little angel. I love to use the term "Afro-floetic Queen" mostly to describe my poetry and my roots. I love, soul music and inspirational bits of knowledge to offer advice and counseling to those who need it. I can be very witty, straight forward but fun. Ha. ha... A colorful perception of the world - expressed in my poetry. I want to inspire people with my Poetry...give them hope, while also advising them. Life is a learning process and i am happy when one of my pieces directly affects or inspires one of my readers. Let's take a detour around experience, and let me fill your minds with sweet poetic juices.... Note: Just changed my user name from FloetryC to AfroetryC because the latter is more personal and describes my Spoken Word Poetry better.

4 thoughts on “Ask the Lonely”

  1. A true interpretation of what some of us go through until we wake up and see what we have done or not done to be in this state of mind. Well said Sister/Queen.👏🌹👑

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