September's Link| On Solitude: A Slam Poem

I feel this September has come around so quickly.
I feel like I'm in such an amazing place though...
change is in the air and I love it.

Last month was an episodic play.

          This month is a slam poem| On Solitude: A Slam Poem

I love being alone. I like my own company.
And that doesn't necessarily mean I prefer my company over others nor does it mean I'm shy or narcissistic...

The word 'alone' is so often seen as a negative thing.
I've been looked at strangely on many occasions when I say I'm doing something on my own -
whether it be traveling alone, going to the cinema alone or eating out alone, one of the first questions I'm asked is, 'Who are you going with?'.
Even simply saying 'I want to be alone' implies you're in a bad mood.

Often all the things we watch, read and listen to's ideas can replace our own, which is the main reason I like solitude, it's a break from that bombardment of others' thoughts, attitudes and beliefs. Of course we can learn a lot from other people - what's the saying? 'Everyone you meet has something to teach you?' - but there comes a point where it's just white noise, information overload!
I need some time to feel like me again!

There's also a sort of magic that comes with being by yourself that I struggle to define (hence the description 'magic'), which is why I adore this Slam Poem by Cami Petyn, she puts into words, so eloquently, the often overlooked beauty of solitude.



  1. I love this! I love being alone and people don't understand why, I just love the peace and quiet and I can hear myself think! x

  2. Oh that's a brilliant slam poem. It's true, I'm always asked who I'm going with but I really love my alone time! We can all do with a bit of alone time.
    Lisa | fairlyrosy.com

  3. Absolutely brilliant! x

  4. I love this! I really love poems and this is so relatable X

  5. September has its own charms and qualities..in this month autamn slowly comes and summer passes..it creates an incredible texture of feeling.But it feels good.Thanks for sharing.