SOLITUDE

SOLITUDE
By: Darrelyn Tutt

I have a very quiet friend,
Her name is solitude;
She fills the busy world of talk,
With silent interlude.

She speaks a tranquil language true,
Yet never fills the air,
With simple talk or idle chat
And yet I know she’s there.

For solitude communicates,
A message of her own;
Her presence simply speaking,
“Come away and come alone.”

In conduct so becoming,
And an invitation free;
She offers timely friendship
And she wisely counsels me.

I have a very quiet friend,
Her name is solitude;
No other friend so faithful been,
As silent ... interlude.
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For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel;
“In returning and rest you shall be saved,
In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”
Isaiah 30:15a