I have been alone, but never lonely in my own company;
And at times, in a room full of people, I have felt intensely lonely.
When single, I never felt the pangs of loneliness;
Being married, there have been times when I felt it couldn’t get lonelier.
Become parents, they say, and you will never be lonely;
But ask a young mother, how lonely was the night, spent alone with a wailing infant.
You might have a spouse, children and friends in your life;
But the absence of a loving parent will make a part of you lonely forever.
And I have come to realize that the lack of unconditional love ;
and the realization that there’s nobody you can blurt your heart out to;
is what makes loneliness take a permanent address in a corner of your soul.
© Jul 2016 Sapna Dhyani Devrani