The Paradox Of Being Alone Poem by Anita Atina

The Paradox Of Being Alone

Rating: 5.0

Are you alone
Eating a meal, with only thoughts for company
In a new city, with no one to share the discovery
Or when the odd one out at a party, is you

Are you alone
At a hustling workplace, where no one cares if you’re gone
At home, with masks and shields in place
Or when sex masquerades as love, or may be the reverse

Are you alone
From birth till death, as mistakes we call experience
Foster the individual, denying our connectedness
To the eternal energy, of the universal spirit

So then is the answer, to this paradoxical loneliness
Welcoming death, as the gateway
To entering other forms of being
That perhaps, take us closer to the One source

Or is the answer
Hiding within the scattered array
We call living a full life
Waiting to be discovered

So are you alone
What do you feel
Right here and now
As you read this?

Stephen Stirk 10 March 2009

Wonderful. I think we're all alone at different places and at different times of our life. I also feel that there are different kinds and strengths of lonliness. This piece is indeed a powerful study. (I don't mark, I'm not a teacher) If I did it's a 10.99 Steve

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Alison Cassidy 22 February 2009

As I read this, I am reminded of the interconnectedness of all of us in this wild and woolly journey called life and of the delight in recognizing a voice that shares that truth with skill and ingenuity. A paradox indeed - that continues to challenge and delight - as does this poem. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Beth Whittaker 11 February 2009

I feel like you are an incredible writer. Great thoughts, this is the best I've read today.

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