Misery Loves Company…

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Ask and it shall be given unto you,

Seek and ye shall find

When you get to the end of your rope

C’mon over and visit mine.

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Just a silly little ditty, I don’t know where it came from really, it just popped into my head. My mind likes to make rhymes sometimes, so don’t worry, it’s just wordplay. I like the company aspect; think how much happier we could be with the constant availability of perfect company! (… see what I mean? : )

Anyone else with useless and nearly-hidden talents, or silly wishes that will never be but do seem to have some practicality? ( Maybe I should write nursery rhymes. Do you think there are career possibilities there?)

~ Lily

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Seek and Set Free: a post-divorce poem.

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Seek and Set Free

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I search for it,

sideways glances

scan the shelves

and again

just this side of frantic

I find my old friend:

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,

even the title is a companion

when longing stretches

and need echoes

everywhere within.

Hold close

the familiar,

the empathy,

pathos worse

than mine will ever be.

The pace of life

steps

gentle

treads

onward.

To-have-and-to-hold

doesn’t always work

so I set it free:

my soul

in its

quiet

lonely misery.

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This happened yesterday, true story. True poem. Today I came to my little WordPress place to put it down “on paper” and while easing back into things, as it has been awhile, I read posts of some friends and acquaintances here. Oddly, one mentioned this same book, the same one I held like a little security blanket yesterday. So, I know I am not alone in being drawn to it in times of trouble (cue Simon and Garfunkel, there). And that’s the moral of the story-poem: we are, no matter how forlorn, never really alone. Books on a shelf, on a wing and a prayer, the warm writing of friends… what do you do when your little world feels crumbly and your hope feels at wit’s end?

~ Lily