So this is lonely

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So this is lonely,

Crowded places and familiar faces,

Apart in selfness,

Unseen or unnoticed,

 Simply irrelevant in the sight of the many.

This is isolation,

Knowing and seeing,

But never touching or tasting,

The joy of companionship,

This is solitude,

The loud roar of jubilation all around you,

And you,

Standing still unable or unwilling to join the fray,

Shy observer of some other place,

Into which you are not welcome,

Even as you occupy the same space,

This is lonely,

This thing masked behind your plastic smile,

As someone anyone offers a boon by way of awkward greeting,

And dance briefly but politely around anything worth saying,

Yes, this is lonely,

But this is not alone.

©Michelle Toussaint, all rights reserved.

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About Michelle Toussaint

Michelle Toussaint is an Antiguan who has amassed an Associate Degree in Science Education as well as a Diploma in Forensic Science. As such, she Teaches Science in the classroom as well as at home, where she leads...er... co-leads The Tribe. A merry band comprising her Husband-The Chief, herself-The Priestess, and her three precocious children- the tribesmen. When she isn’t mothering, teaching, being a fangirl or feeding her chocolate addiction. She writes two blogs. Random_Michelle and Death By Expectations. View all posts by Michelle Toussaint

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