When we stop looking, accept ourselves
for who and what we are, find a place within
where solitude is our friend, not loneliness,
but being alone with oneself and liking
then loving ourselves ... this is when
we are likely to radiate peace of mind.
It is here we begin to open up to others,
permit new friendships, smile often,
be ... without airs ... phoniness is seen,
be true, honest without guile all the while,
let someone love ... perhaps you'll love
some unions were never meant to be
others fare fifty years ... as did mine
until death did us part
now my life has changed and it is hard
to realize no one will ever love me again
yet ... I must practice what I preached
in the beginning of this ... that I must find
peace within my heart ... and I have.
Maybe I am plainly ... too old where
you, my friend, are young, vital, viral
all you need is within you.
I have every hope
happiness in life
will be yours.
© Carmela M. Patterson, All rights reserved.
This was a Contest where the Host had several unsuccessful relationships. He wanted us to show him the benefits or the negatives of same relationships.