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Solitude ~~ Two Challenges in One!

Hello people! Hope your day is going well and look! It’s almost the weekend all ready! Where has the time gone?

I am on day 3 of my NaPoWriMo, so another poem is done. I am also writing this one for the Introverts Blog Quietly challenge over at Chris’s blog 61 Musings. Do go over there and see what all we introverts are up to, quietly.




In Solitude

Quietly I sit, alone and content

A faraway look in my eyes is not loneliness

It is me looking inward

In Solitude

This is how I find my balance, my inner Zen

I recharge my soul, my mind rests

My heart beats slow

In Solitude

Some may find me quiet and subdued

Even stand-offish as I have been accused

For me, it’s just a time to reflect

In Solitude

Others don’t understand the need

For quiet  time alone to soak in

The peace I gain from this time

In Solitude

I make life’s decisions and hear heart’s desires

When the quiet subdues the clamor

Of outside noises and distractions

In Solitude

So when you see me sitting all alone and quiet

And notice a stillness within me

I am not lonely or sad, just content

In Solitude


I enjoy reading, writing, and painting. I love animals and at present have one dog (Sam) and 2 cats (brother and sister, Notwen and Pouncer). I've lived in various places in the USA and now in Canada. I've always enjoyed watching life and people and have developed an appreciation for it all. My outlook is sometimes out of the normal.... but that's what makes things so interesting! I am always interested in the opinions of others. Everyone has their own outlook and it's always worthwhile to listen!

20 thoughts on “Solitude ~~ Two Challenges in One!

  1. That poem is perfect! I can totally relate, I’m an introvert too, and need lots of alone time. The bit where you said that some people find you stand-offish, yes! All my life I’ve had people think that I’m snobby, or looking down on them, but it’s just because I can feel a bit awkward in social situations where I don’t know people well so it comes across as aloofness, whereas actually I’m just trying desperately to think of something to say to join in with the conversation! Us introverts are so misunderstood. Sigh. Hehe.


    1. Thanks Vanessa! Yes we introverts get labeled a lot, snobby, stand offish, distant, and others much worse. I never understood it as I’m just quiet like you, espcially in a group of people. I listen more then I talk. And small talk is just so hard to do! lol


  2. You said it well enough, most can relate. I think solitude is under rated. I can be quite outgoing at times but it requires the balance of solitude to recover. This is a poem I’ll keep handy. Well done.


  3. Beautiful poem. I’m only partially an introvert (that’s kind of like saying partly pregnant isn’t it), but I really like having my quiet moments of solitude in the morning to myself. Time to drink coffee and slowly wake up to the day….. Again at night, I like to have solitude before drifting off to sleep.


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