Hermit heart

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For as long as I remember
have I been a path-seeking,
out-of-place and often weird,
hermit-like introvert.

Forced to socialize by convention,
but by nature drawn to bare contemplation.
Enjoying the charms of conversation,
but mostly thriving in thought and reflection.

Only after half a life
of growth and learning
did I find a dancing balance
between duty to my fellow humans,
and that innermost need
for silence and solitude.

Peace, at last.

Marcus Antoninus

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Author: Marcus

Philosopher, poet and lover of life.

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