Crawl into the corners of
Your own mind now and then
Find out what is hidden there
Meet your closest Friends
Listen to the Silence, dear
She whispers what you need
Clear the chaos that surrounds
Let yourself be freed
Make a date with Loneliness
Do not shy away in fear
The stories she will have to tell
Are ones you’ll want to hear
Knowledge – she awaits you
Take her hand and just be still
Savor the warmth of her embrace
As the wounds begin to heal.

© Melissa Halsey Caudill, 2013


“I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.”
– Henry David Thoreau

6 responses »

  1. So graceful and so wise! “Make a date with Loneliness” – that was my favorite line. I always believed we shouldn’t shy away from such things, because they have lessons, and when they come, they come with a purpose.

    Loved how you treated abstract concepts like people and tangibles. It reminded me of the beguiling The Book of Qualities by J. Ruth Gendler. 🙂

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