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Distant Pluto by Geoff Lambert A solitary voice amongst Billions of stars In a system of eight A disparate equator Absence of soul I give Myself freely to itself A ceremonial departure Of a pioneer from a distant Desolate existence Emotionless and remote Orbiting beauty and war Flares of unbending light To brighten the dark parts Take my soul but give me life Beauty not war Tolerance not ignorance A pioneer of a distant future Original source, emotionless state Bring me back this system of eight See the light and flip the taunt Take the dark and still your mind Reunite my absent soul Flares of unbending light To brighten the dark parts Take my soul I give you my life Peace not hate Health not wealth A pioneer from a distant future
I was being lead down a different path and was not with the people who I should have been with. I needed to just let go and trust the universe. Maybe this time, I’m realising what truly matters, and not to take for granted the people who never leave me behind.
I compartmentalise and internalise external pressures and expectations and I aim to meet the expectations of others rather than focusing on my own expectations.
Feeling lonely is not a thing about my life that I’m happy with, although being alone I can handle. I enjoy my own company.
I suppose my feelings of loneliness is a deep feeling for companionship and maybe love, but being in the company of friends and loved ones seems contradictory to really just wanting to be left alone.
Feeling lonely brings memories and confusion, the better parts of my life and noticing their absence. It also makes me think Why me?
Being alone is doing things by myself, but also doing them for myself.
Life’s too short to drink cheap wine and worry about the people who don’t worry about you.
But the truth is, I will always be content with myself; with or without interaction with other people.
This was taken back in 1998 when I was only 18 years old. This was my family’s first holiday abroad. We spent time in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, and I have to say they are beautiful states.
The people we met were lovely and they welcomed us with open arms, as some of the towns we visited had never had visitors from England.
I am hoping to re-visit in a year or so as there was so much more to see and do that we just could not fit in.