I stand alone

I Stand Alone …

Against the strengths of eternal tides and
against the winds of time
against all the transgressions of man
whatever he has in mind

I stand against the anger of the Gods
the goddess’ emotions and her heartbreaking wrath
I stand against the very ocean that I love
wherever the tides chosen path

I watch the whale pods as they pass the dolphins
and sharks as they swim so slowly away
I stand gazing upon the geese in flight when
November gives way

Do I wonder after a lover you ask
do I dream in the darkness of the night
Or gaze upon the  passing of a woman
in dawns early light

I will never know of a partner nor stand beside
that lover in pride
for I do love to stand here alone
in solitude I abide



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Sometime in my life, I started to write about my life journey, in poetry, in story perhaps to sort them out and enter them into a place of safekeeping. The soul of the writer is perhaps best described in their words, emotions and thoughts. If these poems or stories touch something inside you then maybe I have succeeded in sharing. I will not write about my self in profile, because self isn't so important in writing. Only the journey in words and the sharing are important. Why would we say "Now about me!"... I'd rather write about life, nature, serenity ...

7 thoughts on “I stand alone

  • January 24, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Wonderful verse and love the imagery here. I just love to be by the seas and in solitude to think.

  • January 24, 2019 at 8:33 PM

    A lovely verse, Ed. Your imagery is so good that I could feel the cool air, smell the ocean, hear the waves … I love it. Very well penned.

  • January 26, 2019 at 11:50 AM

    Beautifully written and a joy to read. Thank you Ed your verse certainly touches on a topic I understand and your metaphor is wonderful. Jamie

  • January 27, 2019 at 4:58 AM

    Thank you Rasma , We must find our peace wherever we can ! No?

  • January 27, 2019 at 5:00 AM

    Phyllis , Thank you , Isn’t life beautiful when we can sit within the embrace of solitude when solitude is what we are handed in any given moment ?

  • January 27, 2019 at 5:01 AM

    Jamie , WE are lucky when we feel complete ,Thank you for sharing all this !

  • February 1, 2019 at 12:05 AM

    The imagery is wonderful, Ed, and so can solitude be. I can be quite happy for long periods on my own as well. The lighthouse reminded me of a wonderful but sad movie I watched recently on Netflix called The Light Between Oceans…about a man who returned from WW1 to take up a position as a lighthouse keeper.


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