Alone VS Lonely
Alone tells me that I am all by myself;with the sum of all my thoughts accompanying me.
Alone tells me that I am A ok.
Lonely eats away at the core of my soul.
It blares at me that no one wants me.
Alone is a companion-I’m taking care of me when I am alone.
I am ALL ONE: Not giving away pieces of my heart.
Lonely is a screaming,shrieking night owl telling me,no one gives a God damn about me.
Alone says,”Know thyself.” It is my truth telling best friend.
Alone is that mirror to my soul into which I glimpse,helping me keep it all real.
Lonely gets me to a point of feeling desperate where I’ll just be with people I don’t even like who don’t even celebrate me;instead they barely tolerate.
Lonely compels me to settle for far less than what I deserve..
Alone leads me besides still waters
Alone makes me to lie down in green pastures
Alone,my soul is restored.
Lonely demands I join in the drama-be part of the chaos.
Lose myself in the voices of others so that no one will hear my unique voice. So my self expression will be buried before it even had the chance to be seen or heard from.
Alone- All One- It is the voice of unity. For when I get alone I hear clearly the voice of The Trinity. That triune sound that can only be heard when I’m quiet and all alone.
Lonely is the party goer.
Lonely is the star in the spot light.
Lonely is the drunk hobo.
Lonely is the tough lawyer in the Armani biz suit.
People don’t go mad when they’re alone.
Loneliness drives people to insanity and beyond.
Loneliness drives people to do the unthinkable.
People can be their best by day: A put together doctor who tends to her patients with care.
A pastor tending to his flock.
Parents parenting their children
But when the sun sets and loneliness creeps in ever so slowly and stealthily; those in the day good doers turn to our secret vices. To drown out that loneliness screaming like a mad black panther inside our heads. We drown that dark voice in liquor, drugs,sex,whatever it takes to keep that killer beast at bay.
Alone vs lonely…the two aren’t sisters,not even cousins. One is a choice,the other chooses you. The best stories ever told are about loneliness because we’re all suckers for tear jerkers and tales that break our hearts so that we can feel human once more. Alone vs lonely: Alone is chosen…loneliness chooses you. No one ever says,” I want to be lonely.” We crave being alone.
Eva Santiago copyright 2013