04.05.21 The Lonely Soldier (Poem)

This poem was written by Brian Bolding in his poetry book for Jan-Mar 2021, “Persona Non Grata.”



I’m sick of being alone

I’m sick of being by myself

Sitting and waiting and sleeping

And staring at walls

And avoiding telephone calls

I’m sick of being alone

And that’s a fact

I’m like a lonely soldier

With little to no tact

I’m sick of being alone

Nobody wants to play with me

I guess I’m a little old now and insane

If only they could see my pain.

Time marches on…


3.30.21 1206 am tue bb.


(Picture, Me, Amarillo, Fall 1997).

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