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Little Kate

Little Kate
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
September 13
When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. ~ Author Unknown


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AUGUST 17, 2010 10:31AM


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Lonely Image by Sarah BrittenLonely Image by Sarah Britten

Lonely Image by Sarah BrittenLonely Image by Sarah Britten



Cool winds embrace

The solitary soul

Wading through a rippled ocean







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I liked this-"The Solitary Soul" captures the aloneness perfectly! J
Breathe into being. Even lone-liness is illusion. xo r
What a beautiful poem, I have a tear in my eye, remembering lonely walks on the beach when I thought I was so deeply alone.
Dear Kate,
May I respond to your touching cinquain with an unidentified form of something you inspired in me? This is my wish for you. ~R

Through parting roads
this lonesome poet
drifts into autumn dusk
of a new discovery
of happiness and joy.
Beautiful and probably experienced by all even though not necessarily on the beach.
I might be by myself but never feel alone now that I found you>
a little jewel this afternoon, love the photos also..
"Cool winds embrace..." I like this very much!-R-
That makes me feel so alone, like I'm the only one left in a world.
My heart is breaking. Your words are so beautiful. You're not alone.
Kate; the poem is beautiful and the pictures add so much. Thanks for sharing,
simple and beautiful
Grand writing that strikes my soul as an ice cold blade.
swim... find the island, loneliness is only a space filler for lifes next encounter. I think we've all been here though..
Ode to Joy: Thank you. I'm glad you liked it.

Persistent Muse: Yes, I need to breathe ...oh, how I need to breathe. I like the thought of loneliness being an illusion .. that is intriguing!

RomanticPoetess: I know that feeling of thinking you are deeply alone ... it's gut wrenching. And then, are we ever really alone? You my friend and others here on OS help me to believe that I'm not really alone.

Dear, dear Fusun ... I am so deeply touched that you wrote this beautiful, beautiful wish for me. You are one of life's most gentle women and I am blessed to count you as a friend.

Patricia K: I am indeed a lucky person to live very close to some of the world's most beautiful beaches. I realise that more and more when I talk with others here who have never seen a beach or live so far from them.

Algis: What a very sweet thing to say. Thank you.

Rita: From you, lovely lady, I am very humbled to receive such a lovely compliment. Thank you.

Doireann: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you very much.
scanner: You and me both! So I guess that means we're not alone then! Yay!

Dear, sweet trilogy ... I'm sorry to make you feel this way. Please don't fret for me. I just have to work through this. I'm not very good about speaking about my emotions but I find writing about them through poetry helps me. I'll be okay.

hugsme: Your gentle words of appreciation mean a lot to me. Thank you.

My dear JD: And oh, what a feeling! Through talking with you I begin to think that being alone or lonelyfor a period of time is not necessarily a bad thing ... but perhaps an opportunity to really live and discover new things in life. Thank you!

askmeforwhatyouwant: I've done a lot of sighing lately too!

bethybug: Then I have achieved much of what I hope with a simple Cinquain. Thank you.

Dear mLee S ... To see you back here brings me comfort and cheer! I hope you're fine and that life is treating you well, my friend. Your words do bring me some measure of comfort and peace. "It's remedy is tomorrow" ... simply beautiful!

Scylla: Hello old friend ... and I mean that in the nicest way! Thank you for the lovely compliement but I am sorry you feel it in this way. Please take comfort in knowing that your loved one will be home soon.

Barbra anne: A new friend! Thank you for stopping by. I'm wading at the moment and just trying to work out how to swim. I'm usually a quick learner so please cross your fingers for me that I will be this time too.
I loved this poem, Kate. Loneliness hurts. Your poem made me think of a song by Sia called Breathe Me. Here are some of the lyrics:

Help, I have done it again
I have been here many times before
Hurt myself again today
And, the worst part is there's no-one else to blame

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small
I'm needy
Warm me up
And breathe me
My favorite song that touches on loneliness is Estranged by Guns N' Roses. It starts:

"When you're talking to yourself
and nobody's home
You can fool yourself
You came in this world alone."
Mark: Thank you ... I really appreciate your stopping by and your comment.

Tyler: Hi! It's nice to meet you. And thank you for sharing the lovely words of the songs. ... Ijust found the Sia song, Breathe Me, on YouTube. I hadn't heard it before ... sad but lovely. Thanks again.
I missed this, and something made me search for your name because I haven't heard from you on OS. I am glad I found this lovely poem. You are not alone Kate. R-
Dave: You are so sweet for looking for me. Thank you for your lovely words. I appreciate them very much.
You brought such intense feeling with so few words..lovely!