Although pain, lack of funds,

loss of employment,

illness and depression

are all difficult to bear,

loneliness is the worst.

The days are so long

and pass by so slowly.

I am a `people person’ -

most content when in the presence of  other people.

That is not possible,

so I am often alone.

But -

I need to learn to feel comfortable

with myself;  with aloneness;

not dependent on someone else for happiness.

A terribly hard lesson.

I will be alone again soon.

I need more practice.


Ellie Maziekien


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