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Below is the poem entitled Cocooned which was written by poet Wendy Meyer. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Loneliness and sadness
Are my constant shadows.
My unsolicited friends.
They keep me company
In times when no one seems to understand.
They chose me to be their companion.
But, in retrospect, did I choose them?
I always wonder.

Over the years,
I tried to secure 
     my joys
        my happiness
           my fulfillment
               my pleasure
                    even my blissful dreams.
But, I guess, 
I've been unsuccessful.
I have to agree to the terms.
This alone seems clear to me.

Resigned is myself now.
Bound to solitude.
Welcoming no one but silence.
A complementary trio.
The mind thinks of solitude
While the heart sings of silence.
Life is a dull mystery.

But, still, I care to tell
a small portion of what life is.
So, I call to them.
This mysterious loneliness,
That strange sadness,
They want to be heard.
     they hesitate.
A nod towards shame.
And, so
they curl up
like some caterpillar 
     taking refuge
          a dark cocoon.       
They breathe. 
They live. 
They thrive.
They become.
Like in some forest,
   carefully hidden.
The beauty is silenced;
                        confined within. 

Copyright © Wendy Meyer

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  1. Date: 12/22/2013 4:19:00 PM
    These are really beautiful words you have written here Wendy. You have a wonderful way of expressing your feelings. Turn that loneliness into aloneness, and make friends with that beautiful silence. then happiness will be the order of your day, as it is for me. A really wonderful write....peter

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 8:22:00 AM
    Loneliness and sadness came together to create great beauty in your words.

    Meyer Avatar Wendy Meyer
    Date: 10/12/2013 1:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Again,,my sincere thanks for taking time to check my work...It's a lonely poem no more now that the breath of life is freely given to this piece by such a positive comment ^_^ hope to visit your work soon ms. Mont -- new friend, wendy