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Alone Doesn't Equal Lonely, Company Doesn't Mean You Feel Comfortable

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Emee.chan would describe herself as a lone wolf. She has a good friend from college, so she isn't neccessarily completely alone.

It Ain't Always So Bad

You don't have to adapt to someone's schedule and the other way around. You can spend your time however you see fit without being questioned why did choose to read in solitude instead of going to a party.

You don't have to adapt to someone's schedule and the other way around. You can spend your time however you see fit without being questioned why did choose to read in solitude instead of going to a party.

Quality Over Quantity!

Sometimes you're your own best company.

Sometimes you're your own best company.

I'm a lone wolf by nature, not meant to follow mindlessly. A few could understand my nature and accept me without trying to change me.

Those people are my kind of people- loners in their own way, but with a heart bigger than any crowd.

I don't want or need a large group of friends. Even if I get only one person, I'd be content.

Happily Alone

There was a time I used to believe
That being alone is
The worst possible thing.

I surrounded myself with anyone who
Showed the slightest interest
In my company.

Later on I realised that those "bonds" I created weren't exactly
What I envisioned.
They broke easily soon after.

I felt disconnected, an outcast of sorts,
Convincing myself
I couldn't make it alone.

As I got older and more mature,
I started wearing loneliness like
It's my favorite sweater or a blouse.

I felt more content being a lone wolf,
No one there to bother me or tell me
How to live my life at every turn.

My time was mine and mine alone
To spend it or waste it as I saw fit.
You could say I grew selfish and aloof.

Of course, I did find people
Who respected my privacy and
I did the same in return, giving them
My loyalty and vice versa.

You don't need to be alone to feel lonely,
You can feel it even if you have
Dozens of friends and aquaintances.

You don't need an entourage
In order to feel fulfilled.
You just need you,
Comfortable in your own skin.

Find a quiet place of your own, where no one can disturb you.

Find a quiet place of your own, where no one can disturb you.

My time is mine alone,

No need to compromise.

I exist in the silence all around.

If you want my company, go ahead,

I won't stop you.

But don't get angry if I feel the need

To recharge my batteries in solitude.

I'm not forcing my company on you

And I ask the same in return.

If you can't understand that, then

What are you doing here?

© 2021 Emee chan

Comments

Emee chan (author) on August 07, 2021:

You're welcome! :))

Moon from New York on August 02, 2021:

Nice poem. Thanks for sharing with us..

Emee chan (author) on August 02, 2021:

Thank you and you're welcome!

Emee chan (author) on August 02, 2021:

Yes, it can all be really nerve wracking, you can feel lonely when you're alone and even when you're around other people.

That's why it's important to find balance.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on August 01, 2021:

Nicely expressed and insightful poem! Your title says it all!

Well done--Thank you for sharing!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on August 01, 2021:

Nothing wrong with knowing what you like & want in life.

I've been surrounded by others & felt like I didn't fit in.

Then I've been alone & felt lonely.

In my castle...alone is quiet, yet peaceful to my soul.

Nerve wracking, yet lovely...just depends on my mood.

Great write.

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