Thursday, July 14, 2011

Not Alone in Loneliness

Peaceful solitude
or colorless seclusion?
Is happiness on the horizon
or is it an illusion?
My path, narrowed with age,
grows clear-cut and luminous.
For experience has shown me
I'm not alone in loneliness .

@laurie kolp


Prompt inspiration: Poets United Thursday Think Tank

22 comments:

Jess said...

Nice. And your site is beautiful. made me want to hit FOLLOW all over again. :)

kaykuala said...

Beautiful, it flows and rhymes very well. Beautiful verse!

Daydreamertoo said...

Sometimes I welcome the 'alone' time, to just ...be.
Not to be anything to anyone, who has an 'I want' or an 'I need' you to...
I used to feel lonely, not anymore.

This is lovely prose, shows much growth and inner peace, too.
Thanks for visiting me :)

Eva Gallant said...

I love my alone time; maybe because I don't get much of it. I might feel differently if I were alone all the time!

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Laurie,

Lovely words, which capture the positive side of loneliness. I do enjoy my alone time too!

Eileen

Elizabeth said...

I think it takes us some time to figure out that loneliness is a feeling and that we can move and change our perspective. You say it well,

Elizabeth

thingy said...

Such a lovely message. Thanks, Laurie.

Kim Nelson said...

And I would agree...

Mama Zen said...

Really well done! Excellent ending.

A Kwee Life said...

Simply beautiful. A very lovely reminder of how our perspective can change our perceptions, how we feel, even about ourselves. Thank you.

Mary said...

Laurie, you are definitely right. You are NOT alone in loneliness.

Sheilagh Lee said...

this is beautiful and so true.

haikulovesongs said...

i NEED alone time. i always have. but that doesn't mean i don't get lonely sometimes.

beautifully written! ♥

Rinkly Rimes said...

Indeed, the lonely have many like-minded companions but they seldom meet.

Marianne said...

Beautifully written, Laurie. We all experience loneliness but some can appreciate it while others may be destroyed by it.

annell said...

I think it is that we find ourselves alone, when in sadness. It just happens. But it is true, loneliness doesn't have to equal sadness. I loved what you wrote.

henry clemmons said...

PEREFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

haikulovesongs said...

beautiful! ♥ ♥ ♥ dani

madhumakhi said...

'I am not alone in loneliness'- Very simple, hard-hitting and beautiful.

Susannah said...

"My path, narrowed with age,
grows clear-cut and luminous."

I love that! Wonderful. :-)

Nice use of the prompt Laurie.

Dr. Pearl Ketover Prilik (PKP) said...

Laurie! Exquisite poem and the site is lovely! Luminous...Yes!

gsb3 said...

Nicely written. And I like the revelation at the end. Very wise.