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In Solitude

In solitude I remain
With absolutely nothing to gain
Perhaps in time I will be strong
You see! Solitude is not my favourite song

A solitary place
Is not where I belong
Read my lips and trace the lines on my face
You see! Solitude is not my favourite song

But social isolation
Combined with social manipulation
Places me once again in solitude
You see! Solitude is not my preferred attitude

This isn’t a journey of spiritual enlightenment
As some people might say to my resentment
But in great loneliness of this magnitude
I must find some self awareness in solitude

I must find strength and pretend
That everyone around me is my friend
To put this state of scale of elevation to an end
I must pretend, I must pretend
That even Solitude is my friend

Submitted: Friday, June 22, 2007
Edited: Friday, November 18, 2011


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  • Arturo Munoz (3/11/2010 12:07:00 PM)

    wow.... solitude is my song. cant describe how i felt as if someone just read my mind put it into beautiful terms like this <3 it

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  • Beth Whittaker (1/5/2009 5:39:00 PM)

    I love it, it flows nicely and is greatly written. I can totally relate to this.

  • Linda Weischedel (10/30/2007 12:44:00 PM)

    Absolute 10!
    Hugs go out to yah Sylvia
    Always,
    Linda

  • Marci Made (6/22/2007 12:47:00 PM)

    In todays world sometimes Solitude is indeed our best friend, a safe harbor where we can't be betrayed....I love reading your poems......you have such good insight....marci. :)

  • Ernestine Northover (6/22/2007 12:21:00 PM)

    Hey, I really enjoyed reading this poem Sylvia, a well thought out piece and well written as well. It has a good flow and definitely calls for a 10 if not more. Well done indeed.
    Love Ernestine XXX

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