Tuesday, July 28, 2009

tuesday truth

and there is only one.

sometimes i feel lonely
even when i am not by myself,
when i am standing amidst a group
of people,
the chatter, the din, the racket and
ruckus silences me
makes me feel small
and of no consequence.

so i shrink further back
into my shell...pulling my legs
and arms back in
before anyone could have
even noticed they were out...

closing my eyes, imagining myself
anywhere else
but here
amongst friends
and sometimes family...

sometimes i am just lonely.
overwhelmingly
surprisingly
quietly
awkwardly
tiredly
full of emptiness.

7 comments:

spread your wings said...

i relate.

Nat said...

I feel like that too... just not nearly so eloquent.

Deirdre said...

A beautiful phrasing of a not so beautiful feeling, but one I often feel too.

postcards from... said...

yep,i hear ya. sometimes i feel the same way...

thinking of you all the time (even when i don't leave comments)

xo

myinspired♥{sandra} said...

i totally get this....totally.

this is me more often than not...and i've always wondered Why? i love the way you put it into words....♥

andie said...

Yep. Totally understand this. So poetic in your writing you are.
xxoo friend.
a.

daisies said...

yes. me too. xo