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The peaceful embrace of space and time,
The silence for thoughts to create a rhyme
Or to develop a plot of fantasy, sublime,
Is possible with the privilege of solitude.

In a bustling market or crowded room,
To escape the feelings of sadness and gloom
From an intractable life and a sense of doom, 
I escape to my refuge of solitude.

When I want to forget what I hear, what I see,
When I’ve been somewhere I didn’t want to be,
When there’s no land in sight on an endless sea
I find consolation in solitude.

If I hide away from the pain and lies
Then this place I choose could be my demise,
If the real world recedes from my unseeing eyes
While in a prison of unhealthy solitude.

So the haven I retreat to has a great door
And if I am wise, I will open it more
So friends can enter, as they’ve done before,
Then there is no reason or need for solitude.

When I work out a plot of fantasy in space,
Or create a rhyme with harmonious grace,
I need the time to peacefully embrace
The silence and the privilege of solitude.

© Wordancer

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  1. Date: 3/5/2013 10:09:00 PM
    Know exactly what you're feeling with this Eliza (is Eliza right?) And solitude is all the more important to you if you barrrack for St Kilda? Lovely poem.

    JAMES Avatar J Eliza JAMES
    Date: 3/5/2013 10:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    G'day Red, The third verse scenario urged the words out of my head. I'll come back and read more or your words. Thank for the contact I don't barrack for SK I like Cats of all kinds! cheers Eliza
  1. Date: 2/6/2012 1:40:00 PM
    I myself enjoy my solitude immensely and this rhyme I can definably relate to. Even so, this is very well structured, and nicely rhymed. I find great consolation to have some time to myself. Thanks for sharing! This was great. Always, Laura

    JAMES Avatar J Eliza JAMES
    Date: 2/7/2012 5:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Laura for turning to my page and your valued comments. Some poetry falls on the page when one can DO nothing to help another when they are hurting. I will look down the list of Poetry forms to see if I can find 'AAAB', but meanwhile I call it a rhyme. Wordancer
  1. Date: 2/5/2012 11:22:00 PM

    JAMES Avatar J Eliza JAMES
    Date: 2/7/2012 5:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Bhavna, I will keep turning pages and one of them will be yours, Wordancer