Saturday, August 13, 2016

Alone Vs Lonely!

When I am sitting amidst the green pasture holding a cup of tea
When there is  no one around me and I feel solemnly free
When I talk to myself and enjoy my own company
That is  the  moment I am alone, sensing absolute glee!
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Amidst the buzzing crowd full of activity
When I shout, and there is no one to hear my plea
When I talk to myself as I see no silence in the vicinity
Those are the moments, which make me feel lonely!

When I hear to music and can dance like no one  is watching
When I whisper my secrets to myself and do not feel like sharing
When I rule my time and around the clock, can plan anything
Those are the "alone" moments which feel so fulfilling!

When I want to share my thoughts and express what I  am feeling.
When there is no soul in reach, who is actually listening
When there is havoc around and every one is talking
Those are the "lonely" moments when I feel like sulking!

When I write, vent it out and I am at peace with myself
When my write up is not getting rotten from ages in the shelf
When I feel there is someone protecting me, like an invisible elf
Those are the  lonesome moments which keep me get going.

I am a crane,  who is living  with a flock of pigeons
My skill or the beauty of my pen go unnoticed, for eons
I am a fish, trying to swim with frogs around me in tons
I feel like I am surrounded by a mob with many guns!

Lonely and being  alone are  two similar words but are universes apart
One is the forced zone for me to stay, another is chosen by my heart
One is a blissful experience and the other comes with a price
Being alone is  a dream come true and being lonely needs firm practice!!


  1. Being alone is much much better than being lonely. Being lonely is hell. Talking to yourself is not crazy. Actually, it is a sign of genius. Albert Einstein talked to himself a lot.

    1. Thanks for reading SJ. Ur comments always boost me :)

  2. Beautiful expression. Tea and enjoying the moments of solace like the breezy life. I enjoy such moments with the self, Afshan:)

    1. Ya , I am the same too. I enjoy such moments more

  3. Being lonely and being alone indeed universes apart. I know the pain of the person who is completely lonely but not alone(surrounded by the people who can't share his loneliness). To understand such things in the real sense, one has to undergo such experience. Nice sharing by you. Compliments.

    Jitendra Mathur

    1. Thanks Jitendra for visiting and commenting on my post

  4. Awesome poem, Afshan!
    I put it like this:

  5. You've begun to enjoy poetry, right? Which is a great way to express and flush it out of the system. Just keep penning.
    Nicely expressed.

  6. Oh, loooove your poem Afshan:-) And it made me smile, feeling happy thinking about my happy moments - alone with my cup of tea in the morning... being alone can be simply wonderful - being lonely not so much...

    1. Thanks for visiting my blog Eli.

      Yes. Being alone is wonderful and being lonely sucks :)

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  8. I can connect with many lines. Being lonely and alone, and enjoying both without losing sense of self - something I am trying to achieve.

  9. wow! what a beauty of writing such a nice poem thanks for sharing
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