Monday, April 16, 2018

The Loner




A loner
Stigmatized
By isolation

I long
For the lonely
Isolation

A modern day
Leper
Cast out

To have the
Space to hear
The symphony of silence

A loser
With not
Enough selfies

The lilting
Melody of
Stillness

The scent of
Shame scrabbling at
His throat

The in breathing
scent of
Serenity

Sitting unseen
On the
Sidelines

To sit unseen
In the tranquility


Of timelessness

Life’s perversity
Hating what
I craved

Life’s perversity
Now craving, what
Once I hated



I originally wrote this poem in column format.  The bold, italicized verses in a second column juxtaposing the verses in plain text.   It is the comparison of growing up as a loser, a loner, feeling isolated and then as a older person craving the silence and the stillness that was attached to be a loner

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