APED #27 – Loneliness, Longing & Love.

Here’s another A Prompt Each Day Challenge. This time we were asked to use at least 3 of the following 10 words:

Enjoy, Dinner, Week, Candle, Live, Late, Pray, Money, Rise and Songs.

We were also challenged to use all 10 if we could, so I did. So tired today. Running on empty – reckon my brain’s functioning at about 30% capacity, so haven’t got a clue how this poem turned out. However, busy tomorrow (traveling, then at a wedding), so I’m afraid that this will have to do. It was either this or not write one at all. Will try to sleep better before writing my next piece.

Loneliness, Longing & Love

Morning’s kiss bids me “Live!”
and I seek a reason to rise.
Is this the day I find you,
look into your loving eyes?

All the love songs on the radio
each try whispering your name
and although I long to hear it,
every song sounds the same.

At dinner I lay an extra place
but no longer know for who.
I set a candle in my window,
is it burning there for you?

Although hope blazes eternally,
it burns fainter week after week.
I still pray for your arrival
yet no longer know who I seek.

Money cannot buy me comfort
and the wine it has no taste.
And now the hour is getting late,
looks like another day gone to waste.

At night I lie in bed alone,
longing to hold you near.
In my dream I enjoy your company,
hope when I wake you’re still here.

Copyright ยฉ 2015 Philip Craddock. All rights reserved.

8 thoughts on “APED #27 – Loneliness, Longing & Love.

    1. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚ One “Like” is one more than I thought I’d receive for this piece. And a nice Comment also – bonus points! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Think I’m going to start meditating again soon. May help me to sleep better.

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    1. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have about 15 years of practice at doubting my own talent but I’ll try. Gradually getting more confident with my writing. If I wasn’t, I’d still be binning it all rather than letting strangers read it. Baby steps. Lots of untruths to unlearn.

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