Short Sad Poem

How could I be so lonely surrounded by so many?

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I really saw myself when reading this poem. I'm a freshman in high school, and things have changed drastically, much to my dismay. I guess everyone realized that there were so many other...

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How Could I Be So Lonely

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Published: October 2009

How could I be so lost
In a place I know so well?
How could I be so broken
In a family so together?
How could I be so lonely
Surrounded by so many?
How could I be so unhappy
Surrounded by so much beauty?
How could I be me
When even I remain a mystery?



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  • Angela by Angela
  • 2 years ago

I really saw myself when reading this poem. I'm a freshman in high school, and things have changed drastically, much to my dismay. I guess everyone realized that there were so many other people out there and left me. I don't have many close friends, and I'm struggling to enjoy solitude. I've tried to talk to others, but everyone radiated the thought of "I have enough friends, no thank you," so it was difficult- and still is. I just don't know what to do right now.

  • Mary Barney by Mary Barney
  • 2 years ago

Keep your head up and smile behind the pain. Swallow your tears and keeping moving forward. Always believe that luck is right around the corner, even if it's not actually how you want or expect, but luck is better than bad luck, so enjoy the luck you have. Amen and God bless.

  • Adrian by Adrian
  • 2 years ago

I've felt this way, but I have a deep hatred for leading, so I never make the first move. I'm really antisocial as a freshman, and I hate it.

  • Mimi by Mimi
  • 2 years ago

Wow, that's really beautiful and so true. You just described my life.

  • Valenza. K by Valenza. K
  • 3 years ago

Sometimes I feel like this because I don't know how to open up my mind to other people, so I stay alone and think about why I am so lonely.

  • Keiauna Inman by Keiauna Inman
  • 4 years ago

I feel that way so much. Half the time, I want to be invisible so I can't be made fun of because that's all that happens when I'm around my family. I feel so alone everywhere I go because nobody cares how I feel or how I'm doing. Even when I put myself out there to try to make friends, my friends or the people that I introduce myself to, they don't talk to me after that. It's like I'm so alone when I go to Church at the Extended Campus, or I go to Wednesday Night Small Groups at my friend's house.

  • Kinsey Bates by Kinsey Bates
  • 4 years ago

I know this feeling all too well. I'm 26 years old and just found out in May that I have high functioning autism and I have always felt there was something "wrong" with me. I never understood myself but I would be upset because others didn't understand me either

  • Silv by Silv, London
  • 3 years ago

Hi Kinsey,

My sister is 20 and has high functioning autism. I don't understand her 100% but I love her unconditionally. You don't need to be understood to be loved. I'm 25 and I'm borderline autistic and don't understand myself at all but I'm trying to love myself regardless. Don't let other people's inability to understand you prevent you from loving yourself.
All the best,

  • Nair.C.R.  Mumbai .India by Nair.C.R. Mumbai .India
  • 5 years ago

How true the poem is. To understand loneliness, one has to experience it.

  • Mae by Mae, Philippines
  • 5 years ago

That poem describes exactly how I feel. Wondering why I am so lonely even though there so many people around me....

  • Yusra Hyd by Yusra Hyd
  • 6 years ago

Its a beautiful but sad poem. This is exactly how I feel. Lonely and depressed although I am surrounded by family and friends.

  • Dante by Dante
  • 6 years ago

I know that pain. I'm a father and a husband and yet no one talks or even asks if I'm ok. In the end all that is, is loneliness.

  • Shanece by Shanece
  • 9 years ago

I know just how you feel sometimes I feel so lonely even when I'm around all my friends and family this was a really beautiful poem

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