Solitary Man

by | May 14, 2019 | Poems

Loneliness and solitude are different
Solitude is a choice
Loneliness feels forced on you
Loneliness is a prison

Solitude is an escape
A chance to swim in your own tide pool
Without the waves of others crashing in

Loneliness and solitude are also the same
Because you’re alone either way
The only real difference is how you look at it
Were you forced into it, like a prisoner
Or did you leave on purpose, like a monk
Maybe it was a little of both

But don’t fret being alone
The only difference between solitude and loneliness
Is how you look at it

The only difference
Between a solitary man and a lonely man
Is their perception

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