Solitude

Solitude short poem

Alone amidst the crowd;
they say I love my own company,
that I am not a people’s person,
so I guess it must be true.

I like to hide away:
a week, a weekend, a day;
places where I’m not recognized,
not that else I am.

I sit and contemplate,
on the unknowns of my mind;
a deep, dark, mysterious place,
though I visit it often.

I do love my own company,
would be alone in a crowd;
but I do not seek solitude,
solitude seeks me.

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Saurin Desai

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Saurin Desai’s first love led to a roaring affair that's ongoing now since nearly 30 years. At the innocent age of 8 he met a comic book that whacked him on the head (pun intended) and he fell heels-over-head, literally (pun not intended). But being commitment-phobic, he had a couple of dalliances: with engineering, jobs & businesses, before succumbing to the seduction of the writer's life and giving up everything to become lazier than he ever was. Through all of this he continued to rendezvous with poetry. And after one very, very, long pregnant pause, the poems that had owned him all these years recently agreed to stop possessing him and start haunting the world. And, here we are..."Solitude and Other Obsessions"
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Abhinav Saxenaa
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@saurin desai -Very nice and I like the line -” but I do not seek solitude, solitude seeks me” thats the reality but revealed so nicely by your poem!

Reagan Latumbo
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@SaurinDesai i used to be like this, alone, all alone. I enjoyed reading!

Sahana
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Nicely written!

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