Loneliness Verses Solitude

IMG_0889[1]Author: Elizabeth Nisly

Junior at Bluffton high school

Live Arts Contest | High School Poetry
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Divided by a narrow line
Soft and light and hard to see
The nuances are very fine
Both involving only me

Craving one, I fear the other
Solitude’s uglier brother
I fear no one will ever see
All the finer points of me
I’ll live alone as I grow old
My stony heart vacant and cold

But also clarity of thought
Is something that cannot be bought
Only solitude can find
Nurture for reflective minds

I fear my heart will find no home
I fear my mind will find no rest
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Elizabeth is a junior at Bluffton high school. She runs cross-country and track and likes to write pomes in the margins of her math notes.
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