Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – Forever All Alone


Darkness covers me like a blanket

Shadows surround my thoughts

My arms wrap tightly around me

Deserted, no one home

You keep me isolated 

My only friend, just you

Smiles ne’er intrude our space

With you, I’m safe and whole

The thorns of my emotions

Keep rising from deep inside

Always in your shadows

Always in your arms

I cannot see the rose

Only thorns of pain

Madness all around me

It keeps me huddled tight

Tomorrow won’t be different

It will always be the same

Fear keeps me shaking

My spirit is tattered, worn

Darkness gives me comfort

Forever, all alone

2022©Isadora DeLaVega



Genre:Flash Fiction

Word Count: 102

Photo Prompt:©Dale Rogerson

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*****A similar photo by Ted Strutz was posted on Friday Fictioneers back in 2017. I wrote this poem for that image. I didn’t get many views or comments. I thought  I’d edit it a bit and add it to this photograph by Dale Rogerson. Sorry about the two extra words.

Enjoy … Happy Easter Everyone 🌸 😍 🐣 🐰 🌸

Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

37 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Forever All Alone

  1. Querida Isadora,

    Dark and well written, dripping with emotion and loneliness.

    Shalom y abrazos,


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  2. The sense of isolation and hopelessness is strong in this. Not a good place to be.

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    • I think the pandemic has created every type of emotion one can think of. We’re all dancing a new dance and having two left feet to do it. I’m pleased the dark and ominous came through in my poem. Thank you, Margaret for young insightful comment.
      Isadora 😎

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  3. A sad feeling of melancholy here. Nicely done.

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  4. Deep, dark and meaningful. Well done Isadora.

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  5. Beautifully written, Isadora. I think we need to look at what lurks in the shadows; but not to live there. We need to acknowledge them. Well crafted.

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    • Amen to not living in the shadows. There are so many people I know in the depths of sadness. I’m a good listener which makes me vulnerable to their words of pain. Writing dark shadowy poems expresses that. TI also enjoy the change of genre. Thank you, Dale, for reading and for visiting my blog. Your comments are always insightful.
      Have a great weekend … Isadora 😎

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  6. Isadora, you went to a dark place with this one. I’m sure there are a lot of such somebodies who dwell in this place.

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  7. Beautiful, Isadora. I love that you focus on the shadows. And Happy Easter to you, too.

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  8. We are all in a mess in our world. Thanks for poetry .

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  9. Tragic and beautifully wrought, Isadora. I’m always deawn to internal conflict

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  10. At least the darkness brings some comfort. That’s a very forlorn and sad, but beautifully written, poem Izzy. I decided to join in also…it’s been years since I wrote a Friday Fictioneer. xoxo

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    • I do like to write a poem every now and then. I had started to edit and delete
      some posts from the past. This one was from 2017. I can’t recall what the inspiration
      was for it. I still love the tragic and mysterious weil. I edited it and wound up with teo extra words. LOL
      Glad to see you writing for FF again, Gayle 🌷… welcome back!!! Happy Easter 🐣
      Have a great weekend … Isadora 😎 🤗 😍


  11. I see a lot of unhealthy in here

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