Solitude that Nourishes and Heals: A Poem

Updated on May 16, 2018
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

There was that time during my early start

when friends were scarce by a crazy fate

loneliness sat heavy on my friendly heart

and yet a blessing with nothing to regret.


Wandering in this world with no compass or map

I met many characters from novels and stages

drawn to me by chance or some weird mishap

a colorful gallery of faces of all different ages.


Apparently friendly, at least by their pose

with a passing smile measured in a dose

or empty bottle that would bring us close

but not a type for a poem, more for prose.


So when I got a clue what was going on

it was like myself being in that room only

and then I quietly wished to be left alone

maybe to end up feeling much less lonely.


At other occasions compliment would come

before I discovered some cosmetic pretenses

as he would turn nothing but shallow and dumb

didn't need much more to get back to my senses.


So again, it was like me in that room only

while I quietly wished to be left alone

maybe to end up feeling less lonely.


Those times are gone, and yet I can't lie and pretend

for there are still times when that past would return

when in the middle of hosting a true good friend

reluctant to face it, but being forced to learn.


Yes, it feels like myself at my home only

while I am secretly wishing to be left alone

maybe to end up feeling so much less lonely.

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