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One's Own Company

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One's Own Company

Everyone needs to get in touch with one's own company
And not become the sum of those who surround you
Why be a cover or an obscene parody?
When you can be original through and through

Even the chattiest of social bugs will stop and hear the birds
Everyone needs to get in touch with one's own company
And learn the art of conversation through lack of words
To always feel sad when alone is the biggest felony

When it's impossible to be happy all by yourself
What makes you think you'll be happy when you're with someone else?
Everyone needs to get in touch with one's own company
If your friends find it silly, you're in the wrong crowd obviously

God didn't hit copy and paste when designing your face
Your imperfections will forever be yours entirely
He said "I have plans for you. You will not go to waste!"
Everyone needs to get in touch with one's own company

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  1. Date: 5/10/2013 12:07:00 PM
    I so understand this. Sometimes you just have to be alone to sort through your thoughts. I love to just go in a corner and think things through. I don't always have to be loud and talkative. You better understand yourself if you take the time and listen.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/10/2013 10:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    There is a key difference between solitude and loneliness. It's good to take a break now and then from all the crazy socializing... what's going with the inner you? Lol... now that sounded cheesy. Anyway, thanks for reading me again!
  1. Date: 5/3/2013 4:13:00 PM
    You bring such joy......thanks

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/4/2013 9:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Donna, that's so sweet of you... you are one of my biggest supporters! Thanks for being a fan and posting such encouraging comments :)
  1. Date: 5/3/2013 3:26:00 PM
    Yes Tim, we all need time alone to reassemble our thoughts, theorise, plot lol, but not too much of it. You did a great job with this form. Take care, Richard

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/4/2013 9:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I find myself not being able to function properly, if I'm on the verge of a great idea, and can't get to a computer or notepad to write it out. Glad you liked it!
  1. Date: 5/3/2013 11:48:00 AM
    there is much wisdom here, this can only be learned through spending quality time alone. When we are alone we have access to God's thoughts and we can feel his breath as we exhale with wonder.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/4/2013 9:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Little to no distractions. I just find it silly how people act like being alone is the worst thing that can possibly happen... I don't feel like that, anyway. Thanks for reading!
  1. Date: 5/3/2013 7:35:00 AM
    Interesting one-line refrain and the best line you could have chosen. It fits in perfectly throughout. Nice read, my friend. :)

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/3/2013 10:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Delysia! It was my first attempt at the Quatern form.
  1. Date: 5/3/2013 5:57:00 AM
    Good write, Timothy. So true. Husband and daughter are away at the moment, and to be honest, depression does have a way to get to you when you are alone...your advice is timely and good. Thanks.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/3/2013 10:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    People always assume I've had the worst day when I've been alone most of the day... but it doesn't really bother me all that much. Glad I could be of some help!