Alone Poem

Feeling Lonely And Isolated

I wrote this poem about myself after an extended period of not dating.

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Time To Set Sail

© more by Douglas J. Olson

Published by Family Friend Poems May 2020 with permission of the Author.

My heart is but an island
Inside this castaway.
Surrounded by the ocean blue,
I hope to sail someday.

Stranded on this distant shore,
I plan for my escape.
Headed to the Bay of Love
Where calm, clear waters wait.

My heart is just an island,
So far out from the fray.
Beyond the blue horizon
I live from day to day.

Stranded on this desert shore
I plan for my escape.
Headed to the Sea of Change
Where love can navigate.

My heart is just an island
Where no one else can see
The loneliness, I must confess
That hides deep down in me.



Douglas J. Olson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1964 and spent his formative years living in the idyllic Morningside Neighborhood of Edina, Minnesota. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is retired.

Douglas's favorite poem is: "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allen Poe.

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