SOLITUDE

Somewhere in the peace of solitude,
Just forgetting about every work and task,
I discover the actual ‘Me’,
The ‘Me’ lying behind the worldly mask.

Solitude takes me to another world, 
The world that exists within me,
And shows me, actually who am I,
Whatever to the world I may be.

I connect myself to the inner world,
When I am all alone,
I shut my ears and listen,
To the ongoing inner tone.

When from solitude to the world I go,
I feel as if I am going astray,
Because in this very world, 
I walk others’ and not my way.

By discovering myself  in solitude,
My right path, I can find,
Solitude has mighty power,
Which simply cannot be defined.

Far away from the world,
I simply become solitary, 
For I know, without it, I can
Never discover the undiscovered ‘Me’!

                                       -Nikesh Lilani 

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49 Comments Add yours

  1. You summed it up beautifully.

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    1. Thanks a lot for the feedback!

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  2. Solitude is critical to my mental health. 🌿

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    1. Ya, indeed solitude is not something that everyone enjoys. So let’s put it as a hardcore life philosophy.

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  3. Buffy Devane says:

    Well said again, Nikesh… this had a lovely, almost soothing rhythm.
    You made a good point, and well [!]

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    1. Thanks a lot for the feedback!

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      1. Buffy Devane says:

        You’re most welcome. I’m going to come back and read more.

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      2. Thank you ☺☺

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  4. Taptutor says:

    Well said, be still long enough to discover self!

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    1. Thank you for reading the poem. Glad, you liked it.

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      1. Taptutor says:

        Correction…Loved it! You’re welcome😉

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      2. Oh! That’s more likely!

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  5. Mreynoso2017 says:

    Wonderful poem Nikesh! Solitude is the perfect title for this poem and it explains so much about our inner selves. Loved it :).

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  6. chris jensen says:

    Unbelievably written,
    as within a childlike truth….

    i also see that you stopped in for a read,
    methanks!

    chris

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    1. Due to time constraints, I couldn’t read a lot on your blog, but I’ll be reading more today. And I’m glad,you liked the poem.

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      1. chris jensen says:

        i also have problems,

        in reach,

        all that i desire!

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      2. Oh! You seem to have this talent of composing small poems instantaneously. Something appreciable.

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      3. chris jensen says:

        Most are life experiences!

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  7. This is very profound. Solitude often leads to soul-searching

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  8. Veena says:

    Nikesh by the end of the if we are at peace with ourself the day is well spent Solitude is a reservoir which never fails to meet our needs.very well written.

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    1. I utterly agree with what you say. And Thanks A Lot For The Compliment.

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  9. cote8050 says:

    I think you can read my mind!! Your thoughts are mine as well, Nicely done. I am looking forward to reading much more of your work as time allows. Thank you for posting and thank you for reading some of my “stuff”. I appreciate your comments.

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    1. Oh! It’s nice to hear, that your thoughts match mine. Thank you very much for spending your valuable time on my blog.

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  10. Hadel says:

    Well penned .. lovely!

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    1. cote8050 says:

      you are welcome, it is my pleasure!!

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  11. jakerose says:

    That was actually really great, you see a lot of poetry all the time just on WordPress alone, but to come across truly meaningful poetry like this is amazing. And I’ve always loved poetry and how everyone had such different styles of writing it. I agree, solitude is such a profoundly beneficial state of being, where we can clear our minds of all the noise and distractions that life likes to throw at us and focus only on the things that matter to us. I’ve always thought about adding poetry as another category of writing to my site, and I think this post is motivating me to! Great work!

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    1. If its motivating you to write poetry, than I have a good enough reason to say that my blog is inspiring. And I’m very glad you liked the poem. I’ll surely come back to your blog, as soon as I get time.

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  12. divesh9022 says:

    Last two paras were absolutely amazing
    Keep on writing boy!

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    1. Thank you Divesh, glad you liked it!

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  13. stbarbebaker says:

    Very beautiful, and thoughtful, indeed Have always been intrigued by the word alone – a combination of all one. thank you for sharing

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  14. katmcdaniel says:

    Beautiful! Solitude sometimes scares people who don’t know themselves very well, but it is so worth the initial discomfort and dissonance. I don’t know what I would do without it.

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    1. Absolutely. Without solitude, one simply cannot discover oneself.

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  15. Lovely poem & thought. Wise words indeed!

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    1. Thanks a lot! Glad you liked it!

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  16. Its so true! totally can relate with it!
    A true and excellent post!

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  17. A great peice! 💙

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  18. t.g.maguire says:

    I agree with this. You ought to read my thoughts on introspection, it seems that our philosophies align.

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    1. I’m glad that I have someone who shares my perspectives and insights. Anyways, I’m thankful to you for you read this one.

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  19. Akash Singh says:

    A very beautiful poem on Solitude. The theme hereby highlighted is very unique and the rhyming pattern ABAB very well suits the poem.
    When I am alone or when I meditate, I realise my inner self, touch my inner soul and talk to my conscience. When we get entrapped by the World, we tend to lose ourselves.Being solitary is truly amazing. I guess our views match a lot… Kudos!

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    1. Mighty impressed with you. You meditate too. At a young age, to meditate and experience what you’re experiencing is no joke. Keep going…

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      1. Akash Singh says:

        Yes I do. Thank you 🙂

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      2. You’re welcome

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  20. sana538 says:

    Love this very well written 🙌🏼 do check out my two new blog posts about my trip to Barbados would love to know what you think😊

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