The Lone Tribesman

by WritingtheStars   Oct 11, 2017

Of all I have,
I have lost twice the much.
Abandoned once again,
this time through no fault of my own.

forlorn once again
after searching for a tribe to call mine
once I was expelled from the one
I called home for so long.

Life of cycles-
round and round.
When I'll stop?
I don't know.

Years of change-
there should be no surprise.

Is it bad I long for something static-
some stable comfort
I can fall back on
in this life of uncertainty-
of chaos?

Even after all this time
as the lone wolf,
the wolf is lonely.

I pray to every known god
in this mysterious universe
for the chance to keep what I earn -
to keep a tribe as my own-
to find a family that stays.

Perhaps one will take pity
and answer my plea.


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  • 1 year ago

    by Sushmita Mitra Chetri

    Heartfelt and a touching piece.

  • 1 year ago

    by BlueJay

    So there is a lot to this that I could say and should say, because umm hello, our reasons! But for now as far as the comment alone is concerned, I like the flow to this and how easily everything rolls together and off the tongue. I enjoyed your word choice and the devices you chose to tell this story with, like the repetition of the tribe and lonely comments - yet it wasn't direct repetition because you found new ways to describe it each time (wonderful). I think your stanza breaks were artfully done and your style was crafted just so for you and your readers to be emotionally filled. Nice write. Call me, we'll talk about the rest.

  • 1 year ago

    by Milly Hayward

    A meloncoly piece about loneliness and wanting to be part of a family. The lone wolf not wanting to be lonely any more. I think this will touch a note with anyone who's ever been lonely. An emotional piece. Milly x

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