My secret lover was Solitude,
How I longed for you!
Refuge from the multitude…
Time to think it through…
In your arms lay in gratitude;
My! How time flew!
Love greater than platitude,
Without you I am blue;
In silence of love interlude,
As my affections grew,
For you I developed aptitude,
I decided to marry you!
My abusive husband is Isolation,
Solitude’s darker side;
Imprisonment, lonely degradation,
Jealousy, lover’s pride!
Alone, l lay in arms of trepidation;
Afraid to step outside,
Of his barred door interpretation,
Within tiny cell I abide;
Bars made by fear’s imagination!
Terrorized, hellish ride!
Silence hurts ears, brings agitation,
Solitude sold me a lie!
It isn’t good for man to be all alone;
Neither for a woman;
In solitude, the voice of God intone;
Isolation, evil demon!
Banished! In right relationship sown;
A man and a woman;
Sealed as one, kneel at God’s throne,
What God puts together not blown,
Cannot be undone!
God remains, even if death is known;
God and I are one.