Thursday, July 17, 2014

Come and sit beside me I said to myself...

Come and sit beside me I said to myself,
take a place, settle in, move as close
as you can, for we are alone on this
journey through life - the me and the I,

that are contained within this Self that
we know and while we have wonderful people
who love us as family and friends and
companions, it really is just us on the

road to becoming, from birth unto death,
and in between, in moments especially,
where there is pain, suffering, hurt,
grief and deepest sorrow,  we are most

truly, absolutely and completely alone,
for there in those places,  no matter how
much we may yearn and while the love of
others can and does, help to heal the

wounds, it is really just us, in the depths
of those dark, bitter-bright nights and
meandering days, that we are reminded
of the truth we would choose to forget,

or deny, and that is why we need to
hold hands, hold hearts, hold minds and
hold together as one for the greatest
loss is when we are broken apart, split

asunder, in that tearing of Self from
Soul, which lays waste the ground on
which we stand, sit and lie down to
sleep; which destroys the pure and

perfect foundation of our unique truth,
that grace of being where all that we
are and all that we have been and all
that we may be, settles in harmony and

a peace which passes all understanding,
for others, but not for us,  because
we have learned in those lost, silent
places, that it comes down to us,as we

sit,beside each other, holding hands....


  1. 'that grace of being...' such truth and understanding in this poem - and a reminder to sit with ourselves and remember - nice - K

  2. So true the action..not what makes sacred
    unconditional love true..
    never alone are those
    who never give up on others..
    and do reach out true!:)!

  3. As an only child these are thoughts I have constructed, deconstructed, restructured, stated, re-stated all my life. Each break (each death), each loss (even a broken toy, or favorite gift) sets those thoughts in motion. I was always of two minds, as my own companion, my own play-mate, my own dreamer, my own maker of games. These are the truths that sustained me losing my husband young, going forward into the work-world, find a new me at every step, changing, re-inventing, trying to purify and stay fresh, eager, passionate, and ethical. It is a constant challenge and one must be brave.

    You have written your truth - clearly and eloquently, and by chance written a universal one as well. That, indeed, is poetry.

  4. You've expressed so well the truth that we are truly alone on our life journey and how important it is to be our own best friend and support. I read this as a call for self-honesty and self acceptance. The use of the second person addressing your Self is quite effective.

  5. interesting - I think we carry pieces of others we meet along the path with us too.

  6. The true partner at the time of adversity can be yourself. I can relate to it personally hence can relate very well to your poem

  7. Beautiful opening, and some beautiful philosophy discussed here.

  8. I love the thought.. often I talk to myself and tell myself something like this - but never as beautifully as you do.. I love this poem..

  9. You capture so well that eternal loneliness which most of us try to assuage in one way or another...