Alone at Last

All alone and the night is still

The words in my head come at will.

The moon shines in my window

I smile, my face all aglow.


I know sleep would be a nice thing

No one to talk, no phone to ring.

But I am missing something good

I believe I’ll tackle - I should.


I sit down and the house is softly quiet.

The babies and hubby are sound asleep.

I’d like to keep them that way for a while.

My time alone, I’d surely like to keep.


My day is so full of busy work, important work

And appointments out the wazoo..

If it were not for schedules and lists

I’d not know what to do.


I’d do something silly and fun

Write to my heart’s content

However, is this time alone for my pleasures?

And could I call that time well-spent?


Part of me says, I’ve done for others all day

My soul replete; my heart I have given

Now is time to pave the way,

It helps me when I am driven.


No, it’s not selfish

And it’s not even rude

For me to ignore this time

Would border on poor attitude.


I’m glad I have this time;

Time to be free and to be me.

No one else will disrupt my brain

I can simply learn to be.


Sometimes I think that I am wholly lost

I cannot find the essence of who I am

I have paid such a high cost

In order to become real, not a sham.


If I continue to remind myself

Of all the good that I have done

Life will not run me over

Eventually, I will have won.


All alone and the night is still

The words in my head come at will.

The moon shines in my window

I smile, my face all aglow.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I cherish both my family and my time alone. I could write in the middle of a busy freeway, but I prefer silence and solitude.

Very well done and appreciated. Great Hub!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I cherish my alone time even if I have to get it at 4 am :)

Up and Beautiful!


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Pixienot 5 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana Author

Thank you, Will. Your comments are well appreciated.

Just Ask Susan, I also appreciate your comments.

Thank you both for stopping by and voting. :)

You are both encouraging.

I had about given up on any kind of poetry when the other day my daughter told me that I had always written beautiful poetry while she was growing up.

With that kind of validation I have to get back to it. And it will only get better.

Again, thank you both for stopping by.


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Midlife Magic 5 years ago from Canada

Nice thoughts. I love that time after everyone is asleep and no one is asking anything of me. So your thoughts resonated with me. It is beautiful.


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Pixienot 5 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana Author

Thank you so much Midlife Magic. Thank you for stopping by and thank you for your nice comments. My hope is that my work will resonate with many.

A pleasure to see you here. Thanks for stopping by, and for commenting. That's the only way I know how my work is received.


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Pixienot 5 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana Author

Thank you so much Midlife Magic. Thank you for stopping by and thank you for your nice comments. My hope is that my work will resonate with many.

A pleasure to see you here. Thanks for stopping by, and for commenting. That's the only way I know how my work is received.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

We really need a balance of both to be Happy. You have put it together so nicely in the words you've shared here. Thank you...Beautiful Piece!


Pixienot 5 years ago

Thank you so much b for stopping by. I really appreciate it. :)


shygirl2 5 years ago

I love this poem. We all need that time to ourselves. To regroup and feel at peace, without fraying on the end. It helps make us a better person to those around us we love and cater to. Great poetry. Up and beautiful! : )


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Pixienot 5 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana Author

Thank you so much for stopping by Shygirl2. And I am glad you connected with my words. You sum it up beautifully.

thanks for the votes, too!

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