By Myself

I am by myself
But I am not alone.

I hear a song
From 50 years ago,
And a memory
Tiptoes through my mind.

I am by myself
But I am not alone.

I hear children laughing
And playing in a park.
And in my mind
I hear my children playing.

I am by myself,
But I am not alone.

A teenage boy and girl walk by,
Laughing and holding hands.
I smile to myself thinking,
How young we once were.

I am by myself,
But I am not alone.

A song, a laugh, a kiss
They bring memories to life.
And everyday with memories
I am wrapped in love.

I am by myself,
But I am not alone.

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Randall Smith

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Not from anywhere but from everywhere Germany, Korea, Viet Nam, USA, Army Veteran, Germany 1966-1968, Viet Nam 1968-1969. Two kids and bunch of grandkids. Enjoy my Roses, fishing and card playing. I may not write for several months and then I can not stop for several weeks. I have notebooks with 4 or 5 lines only, waiting for me to return.
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Preeti
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When sweet memories of your past are your company, how can you be alone? Nicely written!

Savi Mani
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Dear Randall a wonderful poem on being alone and yet not being alone, physically our near and dear ones may not be with us, but it is their wonderful loving memories which keeps us going, which keeps us company and we feel them always with us……..so even when we are with ourselves……..they are with us………by way of the memories……….the memories which are carried with us to the grave……..the wonderful memories which we live and relive till our last breath………wonderful poem dear……..all of us may be alone but we are not……is that not………..your poem gave a different meaning to the word “alone” ………

ammu sachariah
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Wonderful poem. Our memories will never allow us to be alone . They make us to feel that we are not alone
though “alone”

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