One’s Company

One’s Company

Must you put it in my mind that I will be lonely
just because my life has boiled down to just me only?
That we are not enough for us may prove to be a fiction.
Just a recent sort of fad spread by TV’s depiction
of solitude as something harsh, stressing what we lack,
yet our ship can stay buoyant with just one to hold its tack.

There are so many selves in us. Now there’s time to converse.
The you that you’ve been up ’til now may be the very worse!
Wander into your heartland and see the you’s you’ll find.
Who knows what you’ll discover now that you’re in a bind.
The mind’s a worthy raider, seeking out new plunder.
There may be hidden parts of you full of joy and wonder.

It’s hard to get inside yourself when there’s so much to do—
so many new discoveries and worlds to wander through.
We’ve plundered all the gold mines and withdrawn all the oil.
There’s barely any place on earth left for us to spoil.
But now nature’s decided to produce the biggest clue
that it’s time to mine the resources within the rest of you.

Prompt words today are lonely, fiction, buoyant, raider and heartland.


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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

10 thoughts on “One’s Company

  1. slmret

    Am beginning, finally, to find some of those new resources within me — it’s been difficult, and I’m not normally one to be lonely! A few poems, a little more writing, maybe some drawing/painting next?

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  2. koolkosherkitchen

    I hope you are not talking multiple personalities disorder here, Judy – “many selves within us.” Kidding, of course. Getting my students through the end of semester by remote learning is extremely time consuming more than a little unnerving.


    1. lifelessons Post author

      Just think of teachers all over the world doing this. I’m wondering by the end of this if they’ll decide to just abolish schools all together? Surely not.. just a mindwander. Yes, the multiple personality disorder thought did occur to me…I actually believe most of us do have more than one but it is when we lose or don’t develop the ability to keep them in line that the problems start. Not as simple as this statement, but every time we choose to keep down what we consider to be a negative impulse we are in a way dealing with this.

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