Solitude, not loneliness

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.

-Michel de Montaine

Two words that the same physical state define

Reflecting two separate paths that cannot align-

Loneliness and solitude- both depict an unaccompanied state

But the difference in connotation between them is great


Loneliness is a word that describes the torment

Of lack of companionship, it is a negative sentiment

Like the forced isolation of a winter, harsh and cold

Or being marooned on an island full of miseries untold..

The hollow cry of a relationship that is dying

Where conversation has been replaced by stifled crying..


Solitude, on the other hand, conjures a vision

Of peace and tranquility, of a calm blue ocean

Of being away from the mindless chatter

Of crowds, free to feel the things that matter

Freedom to listen to your own soul’s voice

To follow your heart, make your own choice


Loneliness is a vortex that sucks you in

Solitude is the radiance that spreads from within

The trick lies in turning your own

Approach around, to being all alone


To take the time to discover your own soul

Heal and make your broken pieces whole

Away from the prying eyes of society

Away from the pressure of propriety

Find, in solitude, the ultimate liberation

Discover within you, endless inspiration..












Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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