I didn’t know being an introvert was rude
That my awkward silence put you off
I didn’t know that preferring being alone was an issue
You all called me weird and left one by one, hoping I would be lonely
Tell me a story of how our moon is always alone in the sky but isn’t lonely?
Tell me of a lost thought that comes into your mind and you wish it stays longer?
Tell me why it is well yet you don’t allow me to be me?
Tell me how my slowness to speech angers you?
Yet you judge my silence
You are embarrassed of the introvert me and you call it awkward
You call me a loner yet am not lone… I just love my thoughts to myself more than I like sharing them
I sit alone and smile to myself as I watch the world pass by
Yet you see my quiet silhoutte and you call it rude
I don’t blame you, I never will… And I don’t think I should
But am lonely. Am not sad or depressed
Am just alone coz I know you won’t understand
I stay by myself coz I have things to figure out
I have dreams to make… I have fears to face
So when you say hi snd I take a lot of time before I reply
Am just afraid that I might say something to push you farther away
But for now let me be… Let me be alone and not lonely
By Levyn Nevil