April is National Poetry Month!
If it was summer and I wasn’t busy with school, I would challenge myself to write one poem a day for the whole month. But I don’t think I can physically accomplish that with the measly 24 hours a day we are given. So today I will share this poem that I wrote. I will also try to write a few other poems this month.
The poem today represents what I expect this month will bring, just like the rest of the past year. But it won’t be too bad. Here it is: Ode to Solitude.
Ode to Solitude
I think I speak for everyone when I say
I did not expect to live a year this way.
We were forced into a new freestyle lifestyle,
Meanwhile we still managed to make it worthwhile,
I’ll put on a smile.
This ode is to solitude,
Something we always wish we did have
and hate when we do have.
There is a difference between alone and lonely.
Alone is peaceful, thoughtful, blissful. You are only
lonely when you wish you were not.
Lonely, a silence fraught.
Just a moment
of peace, learn to
Watching the clouds roam past the day.
Picking up again what’s been left on your desk.
Making something beautiful out of this mess.
is what I have learned to love.
Learned to be appreciative of.
Because everything ends, fast as a flash
and you’ll wish you had made the moment last.