OUT THERE


it’s just easier to stay by myself
than to have to tolerate all the
plotting and scheming that comes
along with getting involved with others

out there

from here the view is rosy
I have no need to one-up
myself or out-do myself
the way that seems to rule the day

out there

solitude it suits me and
although it does get lonely
more often than not I enjoy
my own company more than those

out there

seem to.

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18 thoughts on “OUT THERE

  1. I liked the introspection there.
    It is my belief that one has to be happy with themselves first!

    Besides, your poem made me realise it’s about time I give free verse a try πŸ˜‰

    • Oh with your talent I’m sure you could put something out haha Free versey stuff it quite liberating actually. Like shutting most of your left brain totally off! DO IT!!! Thanks for reading me. πŸ™‚

      • You’re welcome Pete!
        Yes, it feels liberating with free verse. But somehow it feels like I’m betraying the rhyming system & style! Maybe I’m too old-school for that! πŸ˜‰

  2. As a social misfit, introvert and wallflower, yup, all-in-one, πŸ™‚ that is me, this poem will go down on my list as one of my all-time favorites from you. I get to enjoy the company of people too but as you said, just the right amount of exposure will do.
    Then, it’s back to the rapture of solitude.

    Love this one, Pete. You got me here. πŸ™‚

  3. Love that final line… It actually reminds me of the ‘Woman, woman, woman’ poems in ‘So, I Married An Axe Murderer’. Obviously a totally different vibe, I get that. But the one where he sings about Harriet and the final line ends with a question/contemplation… I like that, Pete. πŸ™‚

  4. πŸ™‚ Oh I’ll have to check that out Katy, I don/’t know it. I’m glad the last line works. It does in my head, but you never know about anyone else’s! haha Thanks for reading I’m glad it worked for you, and better yet, got you to thinking. πŸ™‚

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