The address of loneliness

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

Author: Sapna Dhyani

I am Sapna Dhyani. I write about everything that crosses my mind. I write about life as I see it and like to infuse humour into my blogs. I belong to Dehradun but now live in a new city after every two years, being an army wife. This uprooting of base every couple of years, setting up a new home in a new place, meeting new people and forging new friendships, exploring new cities; all this ensures that I go through and am blessed with a myriad of experiences.

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