I live a parallel existence
You don’t see things as I do
I see the world in one way
I feel separate, different from you.

I’m having trouble fitting in
Not in agreement or in sync
You don’t understand what I see
Or the way I feel or think.

The road less traveled is my path
I walk alone….all on my own
I can’t seem to relate to you
I’d rather spend my time alone.

Rigid, harsh, and unfeeling
Impervious to my emotions
You see one tiny raindrop
While I see the wide, blue ocean.

Stepping away, keeping to myself
No reason to impose
You go your way and I’ll go mine
Sometimes that’s how it goes.

A loner, a recluse…better off by myself
Always trying to figure it out
No longer wanting or needing your help
Don’t really care what it’s all about.

Please leave me alone , don’t call and don’t write
There are no words left for me to say
All that I want is to be free of you
I am leaving ….I am walking away.


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Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

5 thoughts on “SEPARATE”

  1. It’s like that old song: “I say goodbye; you hear hello. I say yes; you hear no.” If your voice is not heard, you write instead. In your case, it’s poetry. Thank you.

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