Monday, June 11, 2012

the outsider....




Continuously the recluse

She stands alone enveloped in thought-

In the midst of a crowded room

 She peers at the swarming clusters

and desiries to be pursued, noticed.

Her protective shield composed,

Her feelings submerged within the abyss,

professing it doesn’t matter

that she exists solitary and forlorn

forever as the outsider~



“We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone."

34 comments:

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Tracy, beautiful poem. It describes how I feel sometimes. I know we have to build connections with others--that's what makes us realize that we're not really alone.

TexWisGirl said...

we've all felt this way at points in our life.

Tina said...

So true!

Marydon said...

Never alone ... He is always there with us, for us & loving us.
Have a great week ~
TTFN~
Huggers,
Marydon

Ginny said...

Oh goodness, I hope these are not your feelings?

Mamma has spoken said...

Sad.
That's all, sad.

Tracy Jo said...

This is so beautiful. Is it weird I don't think it is sad? :-) You have such a gift. Have a great week!

Berts Blog said...

BEautifully put. To say more would give away a lot of my own truths.

Thank you

Berts My vickie

Nikky44 said...

that's how I feel too Tracy, so very often. Much love <3

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww!! Big big hugs from one outsider to another! Take care
x

A Quiet Corner said...

Tracy that is so true until we find our faith within...:)JP

Fuzzy Tales said...

Beautiful. Certainly how I've felt for most of my life. Though with age comes acceptance of our Selves, I think. At least to some degree. In my case, I'll never "fit in," as I so wanted to when I was younger, but I'm okay with that now. :-)

Daisy said...

I've felt this way at times. I think everyone does at some point in his or her life. Well written, Tracy. Hugs to you.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wonderful poem. This was me, last Saturday night, at a social event.

Arkansas Patti said...

Picture and poem are a perfect match. Both require strength and determination to flourish.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tracy, I wondered where you were... Been on vacation? Getting ready for the new job???

Interesting poem and photo... Being a loner (and not preferring crowds) all of my life, when I am in a crowd, I definitely feel like an outsider.

AND---being shut out of a family event recently (with my 'ex' and my kids/grands) ---I definitely know what being an 'outsider' feels like.. NOT fun!

Hugs,
Betsy

Brian said...

Come inside, we're all waiting for you.

Maggie said...

This is sad. True, too, though.
Guess most people have felt this way at one time or another.
It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who feels this way.
Lovely photo

Mom of 12 said...

I guess we all feel that way sometimes.
Sandy

Debbie said...

This is haunting it so sad. I have a strong tendency toward isolationism which few people in my real life know exists. I often feel that way in a crowd even when all external signs look the opposite.

Just Be Real said...

Tracy a heart-felt poem. Hugs to you dear one.

Annmarie Pipa said...

i think it's ok to feel like this...i don't want to be one of "them" anyway.

Munir said...

This is beautiful. Indeed we are born alone and we die alone. I think the people we meet in between and make friends with enrich our lives. They do not have to be blood relatives. I have become so close with my blogger friends that sometimes my relatives seem distant because I tend to open up and some do not want to look beyond our community.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful words and so true, Tracy !
Have a nice evening,
Sylvia

Sherry Ellis said...

Hmmm. That's sad. Is it really all an illusion that we're not alone? Lots of things to ponder.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Oh how sad; thank God He's never left me nor forsaken me. He's always near and loves me with an everlasting love while underneath are His everlasting arms. I wasn't born alone, don't live alone and won't die alone; bless His name forever!

Catherine said...

I think there is a differnce between being alone and lonely don't you think? Your poem is wonderful - so full of emotion!

Wishing you a beautiful weekend Tracy!
xo Catherine

Sarah (Nikki) said...

so true....and those who become our friends...those special people....they fill the void...in ways that are a true gift. Wishing you a beautiful day.

farawayeyes said...

Wow! You know me.

*Sheila* said...

The shrinking violet...
I'm one of those strange beings that likes my own company and socializing
leaves me feeling drained. To be the life of the party has never been my need, but I imagine it could cause sadness in someone who needs people.
I read once that 'to have a friend be a friend'. Life is funny, but not always amusing.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Thanks Tracy for your comment on my blog regarding the situation I'm in....I had to post about it just to have my voice....Wishing you a beautiful weekend...You're the best!!!

Just Be Real said...

Tracy, came back by to give you a hug..... ((((Tracy))))

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice! I guess we are on a solitary trip through our lives. That is why is so nice to have people and things in it, along the way. Great post!

Days In The Life Of Susan, An Animal Shelter Worker Who Has Bipolar Disorder said...

Hi Tracy, I'm Susan, just started blogging. I thought that I could use this post to introduce myself to you, as your poem describes how I feel a lot of the time. I have Bipolar Disorder Type 2, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and anxiety. For the most part of my life I feel depressed, but I used different strategies to handle the depressive feelings and associated behaviour. I'm so glad I found your blog, feel free to follow mine :)