Sometimes I Sit

Sometimes I sit –

With a book, and never read it.

In a group, and feel loneliness like I’ve never known.

Alone, and feel enveloped in love that I can’t see or touch, but know completely.

With a friend, and wonder who we are.

With a stranger, and know affection and compatibility.

And struggle with truth.

And imaginate my heart and soul with dreams and wishes.

Sometimes I just get up and go.

32 thoughts on “Sometimes I Sit

  1. “In a group, and feel loneliness like I’ve never known.
    Alone, and feel enveloped in love that I can’t see or touch, but know completely.”

    This is so beautiful, its like a picture I can see so clearly! Profound words here! Almost had me in tears because I can relate!

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  2. I completely get this and it came to me too easy. Being alone with someone hurts. I’d rather be truly alone with myself. Then I find that being by myself is peaceful…for the moment. Thanks for this.

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  3. There was one line that struck me the most and sadly as I read through the comments I noticed that I was far from the only one who felt that way. It’s obvious that several of us feel alone while in a group. I wonder why that is. Is it us that causes us to feel lonely, or the people around us? Either way though, it is a horrible, saddening feeling to experience.

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  4. Colleen, I learned the new word you used and am so happy! πŸ™‚
    It is sad when people feel alone in a group of people (or just with one) they know. It hasn’t happened to me more than once. I guess this means I learned to get up and leave when it happens! πŸ˜‰

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  5. I think at one time or another I surely have felt each of these statements as true, as well, Colleen. I think it really punctuates the complexity of our emotional ups and downs when you list them in this way. So beautiful!

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