A Thirsty Place

 "Loneliness is the most terrible poverty."  ~Mother Teresa

 I got a glimpse of it in a homeless man's eyes
I heard it in a poverty stricken child's cry
I felt it in a widowed woman's grasp
I tasted it in the kiss of a love I once had
I mingled with it holding a bottle of champagne
I fled from it once in a crowded jet plane
Yet no matter where I go or choose to stay
Loneliness is always a thirsty place.

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  1. yes, and we sometimes feel that so much! well thought and versed Magpie! :)

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  2. Yes it is! Love this. Each time I visit your blog I am captured by what you have here about someone telling you to write about why the sky is blue. I can definitely relate.

  3. Profound on so many levels ... I am saving this to read often. Thank you.

  4. beautiful.............

    love your take and the imagery is superb.

  5. So well thought out..and how it just flows..I felt it immediately!

  6. A lovely piece of writing, Carrie.

    We can be so lonely, even in crowded places or with the ones we love.

  7. Such style and elegance. A wonderful piece portraying loneliness which comes in all forms and fashions.

  8. oh my this poem is so poignant.

  9. You truly voiced lonliness here...and the world is so full of it...so much love needed out there....blessings...bkm

  10. Thank you so much everyone....it is Monday morning and this was a nice way to start the day....your comments are always a blessing and joy. :-)

  11. beautiful writing and photo...

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