I’m old friends with loneliness

We spent many of nights together

Talking like brothers until dawn

Reminiscent about a love we lost

Or the dreams we still hunger for

We’ve cried in each other’s arms  

Felt breakage of each other’s heart

When our frail worlds fell apart        

Solitary isn’t just something bad

Solitary doesn’t mean that I’m sad   

Loneliness is like a shadow unseen

My friend is spiritual comfort… for me


Poet of the Light © 2022


19 thoughts on “Comforter

  1. As I had written before your poems often times will bring to mind the scriptures, and this one brought 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. I think loneliness keeps us grounded and sensitive, and should be a friend. There is one who sticks closer than a brother. Be Blessed.

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    1. Thank you. I and my pen name are both spiritual inspired, and I believe in our chosen Comforter which comes in dark times just as promised by Christ. I’ve come to believe, solitary times are times God has made an appointment with us, should we be in need of communing. God bless…

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      1. Amen Dear Brother, your faith shines through your writings and is truly a gift and talent from God. I love those appointments of quiet times to gain knowledge, strength and answers I need to carry on. Blessings.

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      2. Thank you. You’re one of the first to recognize the spiritual theme to many of my writes. And because if that, I’ll share something I think you may appreciate written by a very intelligent and devout man. He has been instrumental in my life and wrote this vocation prayer. Blessing to you, Sister

        The Mission of My Life
        God has created me to do Him some definite service.
        He has committed some work to me
        which He has not committed to another.
        I have my mission.
        I may never know it in this life,
        but I shall be told it in the next.
        I am a link in a chain,
        a bond of connection between persons.
        He has not created me for naught.
        I shall do good; I shall do His work.
        I shall be an angel of peace,
        a preacher of truth in my own place,
        while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments.
        Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am,
        I can never be thrown away.
        If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him,
        in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him.
        If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him
        He does nothing in vain.
        He knows what He is about.
        He may take away my friends.
        He may throw me among strangers.
        He may make me feel desolate,
        make my spirits sink,
        hide my future from me.
        Still, He knows what He is about.
        -Saint John Henry Cardinal Newman
        1801-1890 Patron Saint of Seekers

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      3. Now that I have gathered myself and can see through my tears, I must say thank you for such a beautiful writing! It sums up what our true purpose in this life is as guided by our creator. Though we go through many hardships and times without understanding, the one who knows our hearts and minds never leaves us! God Bless and Keep you Always.
        P.S. Now I know why many times scripture came to mind as I read your poems. It was something I have never experienced before, and thought to myself what is it about this man? You are a vessel He is working through and it shows.

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      4. Would you mind if I posted what you sent me to share with my readers along with a link to your website? I completely understand if you do not want me to, no hard feelings at all.

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  2. These words Poet:

    “I’m old friends with loneliness

    We spent many of nights together

    Talking like brothers until dawn”

    and these

    “Loneliness is like a shadow unseen

    My friend is spiritual comfort… for me”


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