tree-753069__1801The welcome state of solitude

to be myself and free

necessary route of escape

only place I can be me

away from external chaos

with all its noise and clamor

whilst beeps, whistles, ringtones, alarms

beat in my head like a hammer

drowning in all the cacophony

thoughts so muted and muffled

trampled on and over by masses

losing myself in the shuffle

to hide myself away from sight

in seclusion of private space

quiet moments in resounding splendor

away from life’s frenetic pace

a cave where I can hibernate

away from pressure and expectation

no need for pretense and put up a front

a welcome respite of contemplation

a cave where I can hibernate

where I can be alone with me

enjoying silence, peace and calm

to think, breathe and just be

 © 2016-7-21- L.M. Giannone


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