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

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Can one be foolish for so long
To have let themselves honestly believe
This is satisfying solitude that
Keeps one blinded by hidden feelings.

The leap we take for chance of life
Fulfilling our private desired futures
Sometimes unexpected twists of faith  
Are clouding our most yearnful pleasures.

How does one know the difference?
If we do nothing then at least we know
Today consists of our memories of the past
Tomorrow are our dreams of unknowing hope.

Is it possible to be really content
Living in such silent days of carpe diem?
Do you wonder what am I supposed to feel?
Still time goes on...tick tock...tick tock.

Can the rambling words of one soul
Be so compelling to make that difference?
Does anyone understand or even care about
The struggles that exhausts your brain?

Your thoughts are a chance of a choice
That you can either hinder or snuff
No one can prowl their way in unless
Your mind allows the intrusion of invaders.

Now we ask ourselves if we are prepared
We ponder if all else complies dutifully 
Be ready to leap into the motions of life foolish future.

Copyright © Maggie Mae McAfee

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  1. Date: 6/3/2010 11:46:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round Maggie. I wish you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/8/2010 1:53:00 PM
    I like this very much. And you'd be surprised at how many asked the very same questions. I think you speak of the struggle with acceptance ... a worthy struggle indeed. Very good write. Congrats on being featured. Tony

  1. Date: 5/3/2010 6:38:00 PM
    Congratulations Maggie on your worthy poem feature this week. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 5/3/2010 9:11:00 AM
    Many congrats on your featured piece.Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 5/3/2010 3:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week at PoetrySoup. May you have many more features Maggie. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 12/18/2009 8:36:00 PM
    This is weird but I think your poem is similar in spirit to the one I just posted called PARANOIA! It's strange even Synchronistic ! I like your poem very much by the way. David