Joshua Aaron Guillory

To Live Alone Is Best

To live alone is to live best:
For when men are gone, I'm at rest.

Topic(s) of this poem: free, freedom, happiness, peace, serenity, solitude, tranquility

Poem Submitted: Monday, October 16, 2017

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (4/1/2019 12:32:00 AM)

    Thought-provoking poem, Joshua.........

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (9/29/2018 12:10:00 PM)

    This poem containing a tiny cell has vast meaning and broadness. A person who is alone can realize the solitude and will love freedom. A beautiful poem so nicely executed. Thanks for sharing.10

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  • Robin Rambles OnRobin Rambles On (8/24/2018 6:28:00 AM)

    We all live the way we feel regardless if we are alone or with someone at the utmost
    to show how much we care. This world is hard enough to be as one that's my feeling.
    We are all blessed to get out of our nest to move on

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  • Leah RossLeah Ross (12/25/2017 9:20:00 PM)

    what is life without someone to share it with

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  • Fog RunnerFog Runner (10/28/2017 5:00:00 PM)

    I see beauty and cleanness in such concise conclusions, yet the following quote comes to mind...

    For what life is there, what delight, without golden Aphrodite? Mimnermus

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    Joshua Aaron Guillory(11/16/2017 4:02:00 PM)

    I agree! your words are poetry :) And I appreciate all your beautiful comments. And I, too, hope you write some poetry sometime soon. It would be a real blessing to see :)

    Joshua Aaron Guillory(11/13/2017 2:56:00 PM)

    ''Happy were he could finish forth his fate
    In some unhaunted desert, where, obscure
    From all society, from love and hate
    Of worldly folk; then might he sleep secure; '' - Robert Devereux

    Fog RunnerFog Runner(11/9/2017 12:46:00 AM)

    Telling me that my 'words are poetry' is both generous and encouraging, Joshua. I appreciate that you notice I select them carefully when commenting on other peoples' poetic artwork. I even hope to write some of my own sometime soon.

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  • Me Poet Yeps PoetMe Poet Yeps Poet (10/25/2017 2:04:00 PM)

    if that were the case why did god rib out a woman let me know we have to remain in love and harmony have wife and kids look after mommy Earth and till it too let the cycle of life continue and share it at will why do you wanna live alone you are young have fun enjoy with the ones you want to why do you want to live alone will you tell me too I'd rather be among so many who love me wouldn't you also like to

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    Fog RunnerFog Runner(10/28/2017 5:06:00 PM)

    Yes, good point when prior to knocking out Adam to pluck out his rib, God had decided 'It's not good for the man to be alone; I'll make him a helper, a companion.' Yet Paul eventually bragged that people who preferred to remain single might be all the better for it. Seems it's a matter of personal preference, after all - mine might be to take a wife sometime soon, another guy might enjoy ongoing silence. More power to all...

    Joshua Aaron Guillory(10/25/2017 11:27:00 PM)

    Thank you for your ''sincerely curious'' and heartfelt comment. ''A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.'' - Arthur Schopenhauer, 'Essays and Aphorisms'

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