Vector image of two human figures with hands i...

Vector image of two human figures with hands in contact, to represent togetherness. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have never had this feeling
What it is to just belong
I’ve an independent streak
Sometimes stubborn, sometimes strong
So I guess you see bemusement
As you look upon my face
I’ve been alone in certain solitude
Never seeking to embrace

Whether this was from my family
Or from school or work confines
In each situation I could be
By singularity defined
I’m not sure I know the origin
Some early wound that I still feel
But it did not yet occur to me
It could be something that might heal

All these years I’ve taken solace
In my precision and my pride
And all sense of deeper unity
Was just a thought to over-ride
But in this, your gentle welcoming
Comes an unfamiliar song
And I find a deeper friendship brings
Surprising need to just belong

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved


About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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8 Responses to Belong

  1. and here is where you belong

  2. Paul Davis says:

    You mind a reblog?

  3. words4jp says:

    Yes – this is where you belong:)

  4. I can very much relate to this Helen =) Beautiful job!

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