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What is the main theme of the poem 'The Loneliness Beyond'?

What is the main theme of the poem 'The Loneliness Beyond'?


Like raindrops pattering 

They come singly and in pairs 

Then as a torrent the rush of feet 

Shuffles onto platforms 

Dragging the last strains of energy. 


I've seen hearts palpitating 

Behind a single maskless face 

Tired from the hurrying of a city 

Spirits maimed by commands


I've heard clicks of tongues

Laughter rising above the grouse of mouths

That never rest

From grinding complaints.


Like sheep herded into the kraal

They crowd numbered coaches

Hopeful of a safe landing.


I've watched the multitudes rub shoulders 

And I've wondered what they do

With the loneliness beyond;


I've seen throngs of people 

Disappear into little holes of resting 

And I've pondered what might be happening 

With the loneliness beyond

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