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A Poem on Solitude

Updated on January 4, 2016
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The Price To Pay

Solitude is the price I pay

For doing things my way.

Building walls sky high

Not trusting, yet living by.


I stand before people

Leading and directing paths

Voicing what needs to be done

And working when everyone is gone.


I stand before my friends

Listening to what they have to say

Asking myself if I did belong

When my thoughts are miles far away.


I came to understand people

The differences and connections made

But they never truly understood me

And the complexity of the person I chose to be.


I was too busy building up my independence

too caught up reaching for my dreams

that when I came to my senses

i found my heart detached as it seems


time, for me was a little too late to change

as i find my thoughts being my only companion,

my eyes holding the only truth i show,

and my life, the witness of my reality and illusion.


and so i put my faith in you

to not walk the same path i did

to work hard but never forget

that living does not have to consist of pushing away the people you have met


for in this life i made a choice

that shaped me to who i am today

and made me realize that for everything i have done

solitude was the price i had to pay

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