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Painted Brain | Prisoner, Alone, So Alone – Where Do I Belong?
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  • September 25, 2016

Prisoner, Alone, So Alone – Where Do I Belong?


I’m a prisoner of some stupid gossip and I have to dig my way

out beyond the babel and where would I go anyway

I’ll never be free………….

Let’s pound the earth till nothing can grow yet look back

to find just one seedling that says I love you …………….

and in its wake I return the favor with the beauty of my heart’s

desire of how lucky am I to die at once and to come back

and finally say God Brother stop digging I plan to stay awhile

to hell with what they say…………………………………………………

Daniel William Concharty


How can a man take away something so precious as his heart

and where does it begin to beat again?

I want to stop, code blue, but they resuscitate a lost cause

and the zombie stands in the garbage, but I’m the only one

who gave it life.

He got zombie points and his deadly leer kept me far away

from wherever I could go.

I’d love to see the truth, but know the life that I have seen.

Daniel William Concharty


I’m so alone and you’ll never know who I am.

You’ll knock on an empty door and slam it in my face.

I was never there and the cold wind of winter chilled my bones

and the chatter stopped my heart.

I wanted the solace, but stayed in the ground

and the quiet shovel said hello………………………………………..

Daniel William Concharty


Half the joy is not begging for something or selling yourself

it’s earning it and that can warm the seat of success

where a napkin on a table for two toasts who we are.

I’m so lonely and an empty glass across the table with its hollow echo

with lipstick stains that eat the night away and who am I anyway

but a bill washing dishes.

Where the lipstick remains and that’s all I bring home to stain my pillow

and that is where it dies.

Daniel William Concharty is a Los Angeles-based poet. He frequently publishes his original work here in Painted Brain News.

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