My peers, lately, have found companionship

through means of intoxication – it makes them sociable.

I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs

to cheat on my loneliness – it is all that I have –

and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate,

will be all that my peers have as well.



Sometimes, loneliness is all that you have.

It is tempting when the pain gets overwhelming to want to run away and escape into an intoxicatingly magical fairy land of bliss and forgetfulness.  Molly and Mary Jane are always ready for a fieldtrip of dance and wonder.

The problem with this kind of vacation is that the magic does eventually dissipate.

You return and find your struggles camped outside the door.

Nothing has changed, except you are older and more tired.

You cannot cheat life.  There are no shortcuts to living.

Life is a sting of meaningful but also painful moments.

In our arrogance, we demand and pose life questions, when in reality, it is life herself that demands those answers from us.

How do you like where you are?

How do you like who you are?

If you feel lonely, ask yourself, what can you do for the least of those around you?

There are two kids of loneliness. 

The one that robs you of your dignity, because people in your life ignore and gossip behind your back, but the other tries to show you that you may not be everything, but you are certainly something.

You are great.

Embrace your loneliness.  Embrace your human dignity.

Don’t cheat on your loneliness.

Connect and relieve the loneliness of others.