The Compelling Power Of Loneliness

The demons of heartache
What I speak,
And feel.

Nothing can survive
In this emotional emptiness.

Every aspect
Of my life,

Struggles to find
A way to breathe.

When my heart
Calls out in longing,
There is no answer…

Just the shrill
Of anguish

And missing

And damning.

When I try to think…

It’s only the mirage
Of your beautiful face
That comes to mind.

When I try to speak…

The only word I can mouth
Is the grace of your name.

When I try to feel…

All I sense
Is the dream
Of your skin’s silkiness.


It’s just me

Left barren
And weak


Yet again,
Just how perfect,
And precious,
And profoundly beautiful
You are.

Yet again,
The bitterness
Of my wrenched heart
Desperately missing you,

And with great regret…

Once more,

The compelling power

Of loneliness.

© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

29 thoughts on “The Compelling Power Of Loneliness

  1. Some days, the loneliness is just a dull ache. Other days, it’s enough to bring you to your knees in tears. Your words are truly felt in this one, my friend. Really, really heartfelt and beautifully written, Bill. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Brandi! And I believe that you’ve hit it spot on with the spectrum of feelings.

      Regardless of the intensity, it remains painful nonetheless…but…all part of this rich tapestry we call “life.” Yes?

      As always, I’m so grateful for your comments and interest!


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      1. You are more than welcome, my friend!! The truth is you have this ability to capture emotions in a pure way. No filters or overkill of fanciness. It’s just raw from the heart and that’s a gift. You described the feeling of trying to endure loneliness perfectly. Definitely a part of life!

        You always have my support, Bill! Keep doing what you’re doing! ☺️

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  2. Been there. Survived that. Still kicking. Loneliness seems like an eternity, but I bet its days are numbered. I’ve never really had anyone, but that will not be my ending.

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