Friday, May 1, 2009

Alone With Longing

Life left me alone with longing
Pretending I need nothing more
Knowing why I am unloved

At heart an unmet need like hunger
Eats at me and I grow fat on pain
Leaking tears like famished babies

Old, alone, no longer wanting joy
Cracking jokes that no one hears
Waiting for the end of one more

Days of empty longing deaths
Freedom from this rending sorrow
Nothing mends nor ever will

This heart keeps beating without
Meaning why awaken to do nothing
Lasting or redeeming transformation

All the work with time undone
And in the end left to crumble
Alone at last with longing

©2009 Peggy Pendleton

2 comments:

SarahA said...

'At heart an unmet need like hunger
Eats at me and I grow fat on pain
Leaking tears like famished babies'

Absolutely fantastic! That just jumped out of the screen and hit me straight on.
Well done, you.

Utah Savage said...

Sarah, you are very generous.