There is a place where noone else can go except me

Unless I let one in, no other can be

This space is reserved for those who identify

With me when I laugh, when I shout, when I cry

Not many are invited, this place is private you see

I guess you could think of it as a symbolic VIP

Invitation only

Eliminates being lonely

Sign in and hang your coat

Main rule – don’t come to gloat

About what I have or what I don’t

Your visit will not go well, no it won’t

My bouncer is my soul and will throw you out

Our meeting is not about class, certainly not clout

I am willing to share with all walks of life

But non-mutual competition begets envy and strife

You are who you are just as I am – let it be

Should it be so easy to ruin your acquaintance with me?

I think not, just have some coffee, beer, even tea

Where it goes from here, who knows – we’ll see

Otherwise I can simply sit here by myself

Not contemplating on status or wealth

This is not what life should be geared towards

Rather happiness, satisfaction, and peace – moving forward

If you’d like to join me, you’re welcome to

When you arrive, let right be what you will do

Make the best of your day as well as mine

After all, what is better than spending quality time?

It has to be living as you are and not fretting the rest

Where is your private place? When you find it, don’t settle for less



10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lscotthoughts
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 08:12:47

    Absolutely LOVED this, Charlene! Wonderful flow, rhyme and message! β™₯


  2. Charlene Woodley
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 08:20:32

    Thank you so much Lauren! ❀


  3. buildingalifeofhope
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 15:25:29

    “My bouncer is my soul”-absolutely! Words of wisdom well said. As we grow, we learn the importance of who belongs in our circle. Truly, not many can be allowed in.


  4. ckisler
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 17:47:41

    “not many are invited” I see it as the interior self, private but inclusive of the few who do not violate the privilege of invitation.


  5. dragonscaleclippings
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 18:50:54

    always good to have a place to yourself, even if it is just inside your head… you really need time alone sometimes, despite everyday demands


  6. Christy Birmingham
    Sep 30, 2013 @ 00:52:45

    I try to balance private places with being social… it’s not always easy, as you allude to here…xx


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