Late night sirens and cheap
an empty Chardonnay
and mounting bills
Why am I always in
My mind racing
am I counting worries
by sugar teaspoons?
Frantically cleaning the
cemented floor to rub
of the coffee stains.
Will I ever make it? Is
the question many are
asking but why I be the one?
I smile and sing rhymes
longing for some
praise, after-all it’s
not a crime. Fears and
worries linger but
there is hope but
hope is dangerous and
uncertainty too sneaky.
Shall I make the first move
but It might never work.
Let me smile and just
keep it to myself.
No I’m not an open book.
I will throw fake smiles
at your placid jokes offer
an icy kiss but I rather be
a mystery and be by myself.
24 thoughts on “By Myself”
Being a mystery is the most interesting thing any single individual can be.
Enjoy being a mystery, Tanya.
I know right? Mystery is cool anyways no one is interesting in knowing about us, so better be mysterious 😁
If I am not myself, I wonder what I might be, and I ask, what is the shelf life of who I could be…
Just a bit of rumble in the jungle Tanya….
Your poem stirred my thoughts on what may be..😊
Hi Ivor thanks for your like and great insight, agreed if we can’t be ourselves than what would we be, appreciate it.
The beauty of being by yourself💓 💓
Hi Jackie indeed the beauty of being by ourselves… thanks for your like and comment, appreciate it.
It’s about being happy, no one else can truly make a heart feel… content! Blessings!
Very true, thanks so much for your profound insight, truly appreciate it.
Thanks Dhara for your kind words, glad you liked it. 👍
A beautiful description of the inner worries many of us bury deep down and project a carefree facade instead. Powerful words!
me too 😊
Cool 😎 come along then, Sail in the boat!
I’d get seasick
I am hydrophobic!
so was James Joyce…🙆🙆
so was James Joyce…😊😊
so was James Joyce, I recall
Have not read his Ulysses some day might!
I don’t enjoy stream of consciousness though!
It is great trash ..very funny and dirty 😯
hmm I wrote a poem on Oedipus too, will post some day. If it’s dirty I am tempted!
the last chapter is pure smut from a female perspective…not tasteful at all 😯😯
Hmm not very encouraging then….