Far from the madding crowd…

“I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.”- Henry David ThoreauDSC_0688Most days of my life I am defined

By the roles I play, my path is aligned 

With my family, co-workers and patients

They are the ones that give me a sense

Of belonging, of merging seamlessly

Into the multi-layered structure of the society

I am woven in, I cannot extricate

Myself from the social fabric, it would complicate

Lives- my own and those of others around me

Thus, alongside others I continue my life’s journey.. 

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There are times when I want to deviate

From this collective path, and initiate

A journey by myself, in blissful solitude

The commitments of society I want to elude

Drown myself in the seductive silence 

Of lonely places, just inhale the presence

Of nature and its gifts all around me

Reflect on my life in tranquility

Find inner peace and the precious ability

To converse with my soul, and identify

What would make me happy under the sky

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Such moments are rare but when found

Have an impact on me profound

My frazzled soul they help calm down

Inner peace wipes out my frown

Solitude and proximity to nature

Both give my creativity a spur

Far from the madding crowd I discover

My true self, let my soul recover

Until it is time to return and be a part

Of the tapestry of life, with a rejuvenated heart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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