I Come To Dwell In This Loneliness

I come to dwell in this loneliness.
It is my turn to do it as I wish!
I am not that far away from moonbeams,
And stars.
But right now I'd rather ponder my heart...
Where it is,
And who has a part!

I come to dwell in this loneliness.
Thinking of those I love...
And how much they are missed!
In a way I can only say,
As a poet can convey.

I come to dwell in this loneliness.
But torment and grief...
Is not what I am here treating!
I am remembering them,
With love that wont end!

I come to dwell in this loneliness.
It is my turn to do it as I wish!
And when I am finished,
I feel a burden lift!
Without agony relived...
Since I am aware,
Love is still there.
And for me I realize,
True love was shared!

I come to dwell in this loneliness.
And it's okay...
It does not stay.
Like the love that was known,
And remembered shown that way!

I come to dwell in this loneliness.
And when this period permits...
It will leave me lifted,
When it is done with its visit!

I come to dwell in this loneliness.
But not to hide...
Or become absorbed with it!
It is my turn to do it as I wish!
And when it departs,
It leaves a happiness in my heart!

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (1)

You are feeling just as i felt earlier on in this day or rather yesterday! And then i came in here, and found, letters, two from you and one from herbert, and well, my lonliness left me. Your words are sad, and a bit bittersweet, and my darling, i so do identify with you on this early sunday morn, when there is solitude and memories of those who have touched our hearts! 'Take home Chef' Theo