Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I'm Mr Lonely

I was dropping my Entrecard when I heard a cell phone ring. It was my wife's, with a ringtone of a familiar song: "Lonely, I'm Mr Lonely, I have nobody......."

Every time when I heard the song or the ringtone, I smiled broadly. I liked the song very much. It's one of my favorite numbers.

I used to sing along while driving, especially on the parts where I knew the lyrics. But for most of the time, I hummed along, rather smoothly and naturally.

I was surprised every time when the song was played; it always captured my attention and carried my emotion so easily.

Sometimes, when I was alerted by the ringtone, I stopped my work and wondered whether I was the Mr Lonely.

I had a habit of doing everything on my own.

I was contented and happy when I was alone.

And I could be on my own for days without complaining.

I believed my principle in life had always been to engross in all my works and to enjoy life to the fullest.

I had been happily alone for 30 years.

Deep in my heart, I still believed that a man could live on his or her own.

But then, are human companionship and partnership all that necessary?

My thought carried me far to the time when our forefather Adam was alone tending the garden of Eden and giving names to the animals.

Adam must be very contented and happy with his work and life.

But the Bible said Adam was lonely.

And so God made Eve, his partner.

After 30 years of living happily alone, I had to admit, like Adam, I was very lonely.

I had many friends and companions.

But for the first time in my life, I was yearning for a life partner.

It was indeed difficult to live alone.

It was easier when we had many friends and companions around us.

But it was wonderful when God brought us a life partner.

For the first time in my life, life was complete and fulfilling.


We may be alone sometime.

But none of us wants to be lonely.

We need people to take notice of our presence.

We want people to care for us.

And we yearn for people to share our thoughts, feelings and doings.

We need people to understand us, feel for us, and help us when we are in desperate need.

We need people to tell us what to think, how to feel, and what to do when we are indecisive and doubtful.

Most of all, we need people to be always by our side.......


It is a natural part of our lives to love and to be loved.

We need a home with people.

We need neighborhoods and communities.

We need people, organizations and relationships.


I don't want to feel lonely anymore.

I want my family, relatives, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and enemies to be near me.

These people will spice up my life and make my life much more interesting, exciting, invigorating, and exhilarating.


Once in a while, I want to be left alone.

But I am not Mr Lonely; I have work to do and things to take care of.

But I don't want to deny, I do feel lonely sometimes.


There are times when I am busy doing nothing.

I just cannot concentrate on my work.

I need my friends and companions.

I need people to share, to love, and to have a fun time.


Yes, a loner can be miserably lonely too.

But I don't want to be called Mr Lonely.

I have somebody.

And I'm very happy.


Please don't live in your mountain, Mr Lonely.

Please come down and join us, Mr Lonely.

Yes, We may all be lonely.

But we are no more Mr Lonely.

We are somebody.....

........ to someone ready.


I heard the famous ringtone again.

It was my wife's.

"Lonely, I'm Mr Lonely, I have nobody......."

I smile to my wife.....

I'm not Mr Lonely.

I have somebody.


Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Everybody needs somebody! It is not good for man to be alone. I'm so glad God brought me and my husband together!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Very inspiration post.

Kloggers/Polly said...

What a very reflective post. Have a lovely, but not lonely weekend.

Anti Aging said...

I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed reading your blog. You have good insight. Keep up the good work. And btw, I like the song especially the version of Victor Wood. :)

Sandy said...

True, going through life alone is no fun, everything we do is enhanced when we share it with someone we love.


Amrit said...

i just wanna say dat one can't live alone for long bt when v share luv with some1 luv increases n when v share sorrows with some1 it decreases...