Alone Poem

Loneliness... It can destroy people. People pass you in the street and won't look twice. This poem is for those who ever have, or do feel alone inside.

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I Wish I Wasn't Alone

© Jo
Once when I was little
I was happy and carefree
I used to run around laughing
Until it was time for tea

I used to play games
And smile all the time
I used to feel on top of the world
I used to feel fine

It's amazing how things change
When people let you down
And how that once happy face
Turns into a solemn frown

You search and search
For someone who cares
Anyone who understands
Anyone who dares

Loneliness, it hurts
It kills you deep inside
It makes you feel empty
It stops you in your stride

You cry yourself to sleep
Hugging your pillow tight
Wishing for someone
To hold you through the night

Once when I was little
I was happy and carefree
Now my life's full of sadness,
Pain and misery

Once when I was little
I was never on my own
But now I pray at night
''I wish I wasn't alone''

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Techniques this poem uses:

  • This poem is made up of quatrains, which are 4 line stanzas.

    You search and search
    For someone who cares
    Anyone who understands
    Anyone who dares

    Read more about stanzas.
  • It follows the ABCB rhyming pattern. The last word in lines two and four rhyme with each other. The first and third lines do not rhyme with each other or any other lines in the stanza.

    Once when I was little A
    I was happy and carefree B
    I used to run around laughing C
    Until it was time for tea B

    Read more about rhyme schemes.
  • There is a strong sense of structure. The author starts the poem talking about what it was like to be little. Then the poem moves to explain what life is like now. Finally, the author again mentions what it was like to be little.
    Read more about structure in poetry.
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Published: Jun 2011

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  • I wish I wasn't alone,
    wow I'm only 13 and this speaks a lot I'm, trying sooo hard to forget about my past being in foster care for half your life leaves a scar and it never seems to heal...so if there's anybody out there that's been through the same here's my word you're never alone....

    Cierra,Silver City New Mexico Submitted Oct 2011
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  • Well my life isn't that great from when I was just a little girl. Now I worry about stuff I shouldn't at my age I'm 12 and worry more then a adult. My father has been in prison most of my life and I worry he won't make it out to meet me since 8-9 years ago:( I'm that girl that smiles with everyone but right when I get home go to my room lock the door and cry myself to sleep. I don't like looking forward to tomorrow because I feel something bad might happened every minute I'm alive. I sometimes wish I was that one girl you would have at your school that has an amazing life with her mom and dad to be with her day by day and doesn't have to worry about a thing!! I am also that girl that just wishes she were not even alive someday but just is waiting to be with her father so she could have that one person that loves her and protects her day and night.:(

    Monique , Nevada Submitted Nov 2011
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  • Well I feel the same way and sometimes I wish I wasn't lonely sometimes...and when I see people hugging and kissing and all that stuff I feel lonely and sad and when I tell my friend that I feel lonely she always/sometimes says "just don't look and look away someday you will find your own sweet guy" and then I feel great and happy and then when I see couples again I have the same feeling all over again:(

    Ruth,Garland Submitted Dec 2011
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  • Wow supperbbbbbb I love this poem this poem really touch my heart and forced me to cry. I wish I wasn't alone, loneliness really hurts.

    Farwa Abbottabad Submitted Feb 2012
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  • At school I feel alone. I'm terrible at making friends. I sometimes see people looking at me with pity but I look away. People try to make friends with me but I push them away. Sometimes I have my moments where I talk a lot but most of the time I don't talk at all. But that's just school. At home I'm loud and happy. I dance around and sing. I annoy the crap out of my parents. I just wish I could let that out at school, my happy side.

    Aaliyah Submitted Feb 2012
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  • I'm a 14 year old girl who was staying with my step mom and dad from the age of 8. My step mom always beats me up, yell and swear at me but my dad never cares. When I was the age of 13 my step mom threw me out of the house I stayed with her sister who gave me everything I need. About a month ago she took out a protection order against me and her sister telling us that she don't want us near her house. My father still doesn't care. My father told me once that he doesn't love me and my other brother and sisters the way he love his other two children. He just don't care about what I'm feeling. It's Christmas and I sent my father a message asking him for money for clothes but he did not respond. Yesterday I phone him asking him money for clothes he told me that he won't. It breaks my heart knowing that I have a father who has everything accept the love for me. "teary eyes"

    Sharon, Burgersfort Submitted Dec 2012
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  • This makes me think about my life being molested by my moms boyfriend had an effect on me. It made me feel confused. I didn't know how to tell them I was scared and I'm only 13 right now. I'm depressed now I feel alone I hate being single it sucks. I hate everything now. I know that out there is someone that can change me and save me from myself.

    Jasmine, Illinois Submitted Apr 2013
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  • I'm 13 live with my Dad because my mom hooked up with a criminal who abused me for two and a half years. Now I can't help not feeling regret and loneliness. I try and be what everyone else wants me to be, yet they toss me aside. My family acts like I'm overreacting. But the only friend I have is my dog. All of this has given me problems, I'm scared of myself. I don't know who I am.
    So I cry myself to sleep. Is it too much to ask for someone to be there for me? Anyone? Someone?

    Trinity, Missouri Submitted 8/2/2013
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  • I'm a mom and I am sad you children were not treated the way you deserved. Please keep faith you will have a beautiful journey ahead with unlimited potential to give love to other people who you know need it just like you once did. All the loneliness will disappear one day when you find the calling you were born for. There are many ways to change your pain in your lives into loving lonely children who will one day need you to be there for them. Do not punish yourself for the mistakes of people who were not mature and mentally sound. Keep going forth and grow into a beautiful world you create. Don't let go of hope children. The world needs you.

    A Mom Submitted 2/26/2014
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  • I'm 14 and I'm a hearing impaired girl. Lonely :( . To other students- if there is a hearing impaired student at your school. Don't talk bad about them. We hear more than you think. And it freaking hurts to know that y'all talk about us like that. It eats away at us and tells us that no one wants us and no one cares what we think or feel. If you are a hearing impaired student, be strong. When you want to fall over. When you feel pointless. When you want to hide from the mean words people say about you. Don't let it eat away at you. You are unique and special and know that God wouldn't give you anything you couldn't handle, all struggles makes you stronger.

    Emma Submitted 4/8/2014
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