Hermit heart

For as long as I remember
I have been a path-seeking,
out-of-place and often weird,
hermit-like introvert.
Forced to socialize by convention,
but by nature drawn to contemplation,
I enjoyed the charms of conversation,
but mostly thrived in thought and reflection.
Only after half a life of maturation
did I find at last a balance
between duty to my fellows
and that innermost need
for silence and solitude.

Marcus Antoninus

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Author: Marcus Antoninus

Philosopher, poet and lover of life.

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