Saturday, August 23, 2014

If You Are Lonely--By Connie Marcum Wong--United States

If You Are Lonely

If you are lonely, watch the birds In their freedom of flight...
Feel the warmth of the sun kiss your cheeks and smile.
Visit the shore and listen to the waves sing sweet songs.
Close your eyes and smell the fragrant seasonal flowers.

Transport yourself through Time’s great abyss
In memories of streams that flow with a youthful glow...
Dive in pools of aqua waters through your mind’s eye.
Delight in the breeze’s playful mood
As lush verdant trees sway in tune.

Listen to the purr of a contented cat in your lap.
Write a letter to yourself and promise to answer...
Better yet write a poem, one that will linger long
In someone’s lonely mind.

Connie Marcum Wong has been the Web Mistress of a private poetry forum Poetry for Thought since October 1999. Her poetry has been in many publications, anthologies, magazines, and e-zines over the years. She published her first poetry chapbook, Island Creations in 2005. In 2007, Heart Blossoms was published. In January 2010, an anthology, A Poetry Bridge to All Nations, was published by Lulu Enterprises, Inc. Connie created the 'Constanza' poetry form in 2007 and Con-Verse form in 2010. She has resided with her husband in Hawaii since 1980.


  1. Dear Connie,

    Visits to the sea, whether in mind or in person, always help ease the loneliness and provide a much broader view of our place in the universe. Many times I have transported myself to happy days with friends and family at the beach or another site where joy reigned.

    Perhaps one day I'll be able to adopt another kitty. When I lost my last one, I was too sad to take on another. Still, I remember the peace and happiness seeing them happy gave me.

    A beautiful poem!


    1. Thank you so much Carolyn. I am a kitty lover too so I understand. Blessings, Connie

  2. Dear Marcum Wong,

    A hand written letter is the best. Maybe I should write one to myself, as your poem suggests.
    A wonderful poem! Poetic prescription. :)


    1. Thank you very much for your kind comments on my poem. Blessings, Connie

  3. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following--

    lovely uplifting write

  4. Hello Marcum, I agree with Shivapriya, I should probably write one to myself. Very uplifting write, that's for sure! Sheri

    1. Thank you Sheri. I always enjoy your poetry. Blessings, Connie

  5. Thank you, Connie, for this splendid poem. I think we all feel lonely at times, but thank you for sharing how we can deal with loneliness. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  6. Wonderful advice and so poetically written !

  7. Connie thank you for this lovely poem that really gives some good advice. I enjoyed the read and will remember the next time I feel lonely I will write a poem and share it. We sure don't have to feel lonely here on Whispers do we. Thank you for sharing your talent.
    Love, Charlene

  8. Thank you for an excellent poem and advice, Connie. When lonely there are many special things that can lift up our spirits, and writing poetry is surely one of them. Thank you for sharing. Take care. // paul