This storm is breathing, brewing, bellowing,
Outside of the window, you watch the rain pelting down heavily -
coupled with the howling of wind,
Frenzied passerbys with umbrellas are busy scurrying pass,
The overall mood is depressingly cheerless,
Awww ... isn't the desolate sky reeking in a thousand gloom?
ARE YOU LONELY, my friend?
Yes, LONELINESS can come calling and crawling like ants all over you,
When love dies,
WHEN LOVE FINALLY DIES ....
We make mistakes, big and small, comic and tragic.
We pledge commitment, in all sincerity, to another person, only to realise later that our love and passion for the person isn't as deep as we once thought and believed.
From there follows the broken promise, the bitterness and heartache and the guilt of having misled someone despite our best intentions.
Rainer Maria Rilke [1875-1926], her poem 'Loneliness' is full of angst and anguish ...
"Being apart and lonely is like rain.
It climbs towards evening from the ocean plains;
from flat places, rolling and remote, it climbs
to heaven, which is its old abode.
And only when leaving heaven drops upon the city.
It rains down on us in those twittering
hours when the streets turn their faces to the dawn,
and when two bodies who have found nothing,
dissapointed and depressed, roll over;
and when two people who despise each other
have to sleep together in one bed-
that is when loneliness receives the rivers... "