"Not Alone" a Poem about Loneliness

Updated: Oct 29, 2019


There are a number of Bible verses that explicitly state that God is with us and even more Bible stories that exemplify this truth, for instance, the story of Daniel and his friends thrown into the fire. The poem below is a piece that seeks to make this truth relatable in our day to day lives.


Not Alone

by Debra Ayis


Alone, yet not alone;

I sit at a dinner table,

Conversation surrounding me.

I wave to someone I know;

Mere acquaintances say, “Hello.”

We speak with sweet rapport,

Laughing and talking excitedly.

To some, we may look like a friends.

But honestly, we are just colleagues.


Alone yet not alone;

I walk down a street.

Crowded with people,

I greet the neighbors.

As I make my way home,

I switch on the lights

and walk into the ominous silence.

I have family abroad.

I am alone tonight.


I seek out entertainment,

Shows, movies, the opera and dramas.

Yet, I am not entertained.

I switch on my television,

Laughing ‘til I cry.

Now it’s time for bed.

All is peaceful and quiet.


I pick up my Bible,

I flip to a verse.

I am reminded,

That I am not alone—

I have a Friend, He’s Jesus.

Though my family is away,

And friends are rare to find,

He is always with me;

I will never be alone.



Also published online on YMI at https://ymi.today/2013/11/not-alone/


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