Not Alone

By Debra Ayis, 20, Nigeria

Not Alone

Alone, yet not alone;
I sat 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 reservedly.
To some, we may look like a team.
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, 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 hard to find,
He is always with me;
I will never be alone.

14 replies
  1. Oksedyan Runtukahu
    Oksedyan Runtukahu says:

    yes we are never alone cause GOD always with us He is everywhere as far as our eyes could see He is there and always available when we need a friend and help

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  2. min xiong
    min xiong says:

    Thank GOD,able to share today,staff did not credit salary yesterday,have call superior about salary to credited to bank account,pray in the name of our Lord JESUS,forgive my sin,help us to forgive those offended us,you are LORD of lords,King of kings,GOD of gods,worthy of our praise,all glory,power to GOD.amen.

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  3. min xiong
    min xiong says:

    I have found a friend in Jesus
    Christain hymms:HE is the lily of the valley

    I have found a friend in JESUS,
    He’s everything to me
    He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul
    The Lily of the Valley in Him alone
    I see All I need to cleanse and make me fully whole
    In sorrow He’s my comfort in trouble He’s my stay
    He tells me every care on Him to roll
    He’s the Lily of the Valley
    the Bright and Morning Star
    He’s the…………..

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  4. Grace
    Grace says:

    Dear Debra Ayis,
    I think I needed to hear that. I used to often feel alone and still sometimes do. I believe God used you to help me.

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    • Debra Ayis
      Debra Ayis says:

      Dear Grace,

      Forgive my belated response. I am glad these humble words met you at a point in need. We are vessels for His use. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.

  5. oluwasegun
    oluwasegun says:

    What a beautiful write up!

    When it seems all hope are lost
    When it appears dat life’s end has come
    When life is at it’s toughest
    Hear the voice of Him saying- “I am always here for you”.

    I agree strongly with you Debra- I am never alone

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  6. min xiong
    min xiong says:

    John8:11
    Thank GOD,morning saw a driver drove a car while i was walking on the pedestrian path,there was water on the road side that causes water splash on my pant.I Curses the diver,may our GOD forgive me my sin.Help us not to reject The Holy Spirit to control our tongue,we give thanks,honor,praise to our LORD GOD Comforter,pray in the name of LORD JESUS,amen

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  7. Debra Ayis
    Debra Ayis says:

    Dear Grace,

    I am glad that this little poem helped you. We are all vessels for His honor and instruments for His glory. God bless you, may His peace and presence keep you.

    Thank you all for your comments. I am humbled. 🙂

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  8. min xiong
    min xiong says:

    Thank God, a car without giving signal make a left turn stop while i was crossing.I was watching car on my left,thinking the car without giving signal will drive straight while I was crossing,praise God the almighty high,all glory, power,grace,protection to God our Lord, amen

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  9. min xiong
    min xiong says:

    Psalm 139:23–24 (ESV)

    23 Search me, O God, and know my heart!
    Try me and know my thoughts!
    24 And see if there be any grievous way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting!

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