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With Myself and Me

The number of my Destiny is 7.
Solitary Seven it is sometimes called.
My birth path number 5 is fun and sociable,
but honestly, I love to be alone!
Alone I read my books,
alone I write my poems,
and alone I watch the movies I adore.

I love the company of family and friends,
but since my siblings all live far from me
and my own two kids are off and on their own,
and since my friends are mostly all online,
and the people that surround me at my workplace and at church
are mere acquaintances, busy with their own families,
it's by myself I usually can be found.

It's like that time I spent on my first cruise 
paid for by my husband's mother to accompany her grown daughter, 
a person with whom I share no common interests.
Instead of going with me to attend the talent shows,
the many ship activities like games and competitions
or enjoying karaoke, she was often off alone herself!
Meanwhile I just blended in with all the crowd -
laughing with the members of the cruise,
watching them all dance 
(I must admit I longed to have a partner then),
but all in all, I much enjoyed it all even though I mostly was alone.

I have no problem seeing movies by myself. 
At matinees I'm sometimes the only person there.
I put my feet up; no one's there to care!
Frugal, I rarely go out to eat. 
My husband is so quiet, the few times we eat out,
it would not make much difference 
whether he was there with me or not!
I have no friends with whom I go to classes at the gym,
but I am there to exercise, not socialize.
I'm content to have just the right amount of social interaction
every morning when I'm teaching at the school.

Yes, I am a solitary sort. It's always been this way.
In my childhood, alone I read upon my bed 
while downstairs my siblings liked to play. 
At times I joined in with them. In school I cherished friends
and hung out very often with my pals,
but in the end. . . . 
I find enjoyment in many things,
and many of the things I most enjoy 
I do quite comfortably
with myself and me!

For PD's the a poem' about you... it can be an ode' a self ballad, any poem about you.. THE POETPoetry Contest

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  1. Date: 2/28/2013 6:10:00 PM
    Congrats, Andrea. Outstanding. Well done. Nice going. hugs, Ralph

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 7:12:00 PM
    It is great when we can be alone and in such good company also, great write, congrats on yet another super poesie xxx

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 4:53:00 PM

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 10:52:00 AM
    Many congratulations on yet another winning spot Andy, what a solitary person you are, that's why you are so clever xx

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 4:48:00 AM
    andrea - i feel like i've learned so much about you in this poem and i love the way you've described yourself. i think it's important to enjoy being alone and in your poem, you've made it sound like the best way to be. congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 4:21:00 AM
    Andrea beautifully written. I understand where your coming from. I love being by myself, doing things that I enjoy. The best friend sometimes is yourself. Enjoy the friends you have, but really enjoy your own self first. Congrats on your win. Be true to yourself always.

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 3:33:00 AM
    I get this, sometimes being by yourself is the best company. Congrats! Jennifer

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 1:05:00 AM
    Andrea congrats on your win, love these numerology ones...David

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 12:54:00 AM
    You are the kind of person i thought you are. Congrats..Gwen i think has again gone into hiding, hope she will get in touch!! Jag

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 9:02:00 PM
    very nicely written Andrea...congrats on your win...I am sur you have many kindred spirits here

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 8:41:00 PM
    Andrea, your poem is perfect..... CONGRATULATIONS, with this awesome poem about YOU :-) LINDA

  1. Date: 4/28/2011 4:05:00 PM
    that'll be 100 dollars please. that's my hourly rate for therapy. :)

  1. Date: 3/15/2011 2:54:00 PM
    I too enjoy the solitude, need to be to write I think...especially relate to this piece! Good luck on contest! Thanks for the comments on Butterflies Travel, Andrea! They are such beautiful creatures, colourful...yes they are insects:)

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 9:53:00 AM
    Writers, artists and musicians probably all enjoy solitude the most part of the day. I think they must be this way to be good at their profession. Hey! That be why you be so good at your writing. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 9:50:00 AM
    Love this write because I must also be a 7. I like company about10% of the time. The rest of the time I live in my imagination. I am writing up a short novel about Niccolo Paganini for internet publication. Paganini - as a child - had an imaginary playmate. I also, as a child, had an imaginary playmate, quite real to me at the time. LOve, Dave

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 8:29:00 AM
    Unique and interesting write my friend very beautifully sketched. Congrats on your win in the contest. You have asked about the theme of my Poem 'When the Earth was in danger'. The characters of this story are from the Hindu mythology, but the story is entirely my own. Of course this incident took place but it was in a little different way. Hope you have enjoyed it so far and would find interesting in the last 2-3 remaining parts. Love and best wishes...Ravindra

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 10:59:00 AM
    Now we know!!! Congratulations on your fine win in Francine's contest Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 5:07:00 AM
    Congrats Andrea on your HM in Francine's contest.. awesome and interesting write and entry my friend.. enjoy your special honor with lots of luv...

  1. Date: 3/7/2011 7:04:00 PM
    Congrats on a well written well deserved win, Andrea. Nice going. xxxRalph

  1. Date: 3/7/2011 5:41:00 PM
    Very respectful and honest write, Andrea. Good luck to you on this contest. Appreciate your kind comment to my poem. (^_^) Noel.