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I'd Rather Be Lonesome
Author: Agatha Weeks

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I'd rather be lonesome by myself,
than lonely in the company of someone else who no longer cares for me.

Give me my dogs, my clicker, my old T.V.,
they're much more loving and comforting you see.

For when the man of the house finally comes home,
the first thing he reaches for is the telephone.
He talks to everyone else but me, while I sit across the room silently.

Longing to share what happened that day.
Longing for him to listen to what I might say,
but that doesn't happen any more.

After the phone he clicks on the T.V.,
now glued to the set, what's it going to be?
The news, the weather, anything's just fine,
that's all in the world he's got on his mind.

Now it's approaching eight o'clock
and he's all worn out you see,
for after twenty-four hours of working,
there's no time left for me!

How can a marriage ever survive
with no conversation to keep it alive?
When he has no earthly interest in what I say or do,
how can I have the love and respect that I used too?

Oh to have a man with a listening ear,
and a loving heart that's true.
One who can say good night, I love you,
and comfort you when you're blue.

These are the things that are a must,
if we want what's best for the both of us.
For they are the vitamins of the soul,
and to a marriage they're worth their weight in gold.

If by some chance this cannot be,
we'd be better off apart, both you and me,
and go our separate ways. For I'd rather be lonesome by myself,
than lonely in the company of someone else who no longer cares for me.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Leah (142.59.104.228) -- Wednesday, September 17 2003, 05:02 am

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To come to think of it I would rather be lonesome too than be in the company of some 1 who doesnt like me but don't give up on your marriage no matter how messed up things are it could be because of things you dont even know! If thats the case try and find those reasons if you know what the problem is but just dont want to admit it cuz its too hard do it anyway but dont give up both of you probably have problems to deal with lol who am i to try and give you advice I dont even know you all I know is love concours (i cant spell) love concours all! Don;t give until you know you ahve really tried!
jessica (143.105.8.12) -- Monday, September 22 2003, 10:00 pm

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i can't honestly say i know how u feel w/ this b/c im not married but i understand the lonliness u feel inside and it isn't easy nor fun. hang in there! there are still many more options open to u out in the world-just remember u never have to feel lonely--go make some new best friends!
Pamela (142.179.146.160) -- Wednesday, September 24 2003, 09:29 pm

Agatha.....

You have an intriguing way with words and analogies. I like the style in which you write and this poem in particular has made me feel mixed emotions. So sad, that you are experiencing this (if it is indeed, you) but also so empowering that you know you're own worth. Very very nice
 
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