Do we walk alone or in threes and fours
Seeking ourselves within friends?
Do we seek a soulmate to hold
and to be held. Keep the heart safe;
Although feeling it might break?
Do we seek validation among the many,
Do we seek and give, love and care.
I heard the story about a man
He walked for forty years in solitude,
a hermit in the vastness of mountains and lakes
in different countries, yet all the same,
freedom and truth from the greatness around.
I would like to meet this man, hear his thoughts,
Did he find wholeness and peace?
Among mountains, lochs and lakes.
Does it get lonesome at all?
Could it be that we are part of both?
Craving solitude but also a friend.
Someone who would walk with us
through pain and joy.
© miriam ivarson