Louis Gibbs


Sitting here in quiet solitude,

Listening to a steady rain,

A random thought occurs ...

What is inner peace?

How does one define it?


The realization quickly dawns

That it is quite simply;


Sitting here in quiet solitude,

Listening to a steady rain ...

Preferring one's own company

To that of any other's.

  • Author: Louis Gibbs (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 1st, 2017 08:36
  • Comment from author about the poem: This one came with the rain yesterday. After sleeping on it and some polishing, I think it might be presentable. You be the judge.
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 33
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  • Louis Gibbs

    Your kind comment is very much appreciated, my friend.

  • Michael Edwards

    Ah I'm the same - in fact I am not a team player - If something has to be done I like to get on with it on my own without others interfering and getting in the way. So this poem means something to me - love my own company.

    • Louis Gibbs

      Here's to introverts all! Thanks for your comment, Michael.

    • Fay Slimm.

      A feeling of peace brought on by gentle rain is something I too would choose to enjoy all alone - you verse the need for healing-solitude here so engagingly Louis.

      • Louis Gibbs

        Thank you, Fay. I value your input.

      • orchidee

        Good write L.

        • Louis Gibbs

          You are most kind, orchidee.

        • Confused kid

          I completely agree, there is no better company than one's self

          • Louis Gibbs

            Yes, but even that can get tiresome at times. Thanks, 'Confused'.

          • Augustus

            Excellent. Love the surprise ending and the repeat of a phrase.

            • Louis Gibbs

              The repeated phrase is a favorite tool of mine. Thank you for your comment, Augustus.

            • swingline

              Rain can cleanse the body but it also cleanses the mind , spirit and soul . What a beautiful feeling that would be .

              • Louis Gibbs

                Well spoken, swingline! Thank you.

              • Goldfinch60

                Beautiful write and I heartily concur.

                • Louis Gibbs

                  Much appreciated, Goldfinch!

                • thehippiepoet

                  I am an introvert and am almost always in solitude but I've come to find that I do enjoy the company of another at times. It's good to find inner peace though. When you can enjoy your own company it makes things easier. Nicely written

                  • Louis Gibbs

                    Thank you for this gracious comment, hippie.

                  • Krystal Brewington

                    Great work. Love it. Look forward to reading more by you.

                    • Louis Gibbs

                      Likewise, Krystal. Thanks

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