I Like My Space And Have Not Much

I Like My Space And Have Not Much

I Like My Space And Have Not Much is a poem that appeared in the book Illusory Realm Of Poetry.  The Facebook page I Like My Space preceded the poem and was one reason it was written.  I have recently been thinking about the quality and extent of space afforded to us by family, friends and others.

I don’t believe true love should give a person the right to diminish the personal space of another.  The space a person enjoys can be threatened by strangers as well as family.  Disregard for an individual may result in a disrespectful abuse of personal space.

Some individuals prefer a larger space for comfort while others like closer cozy type contact.

The walls a person creates during a lifetime will attest to their character.  You can usually tell who is approachable and who isn’t.

A person’s personal requirements for space change daily so some strategy may be a good idea when dealing with others.

This poem probably best fits the categories of sad poetry and sad love poetry.

I Like My Space And Have Not Much – Poem

I like my space and have not much.
You try to take it all from me.
Though there are times I seek your touch
most times alone I’d rather be.

Once it was hard to be apart
when loneliness could cause much pain.
Emptiness then tore at my heart.
I will not go through that again.

I like my space so give me room
and bring this story to a close.
My love may only bring you gloom
not draw you near as you suppose.

I do not fear my solitude
nor need much contact anymore.
I welcome now the interlude
when you depart and close the door.

I like my space and quietude.
It gives me room and chance to grow
and feel perfect beatitude
the type I rarely get to know.

And now I strive to be alone
no need for people anymore.
A hardened heart since then has grown.
My past has numbed me to the core

I like my space so stay away
or feel my darkness if you dare.
I do not want you anyway
There is not any love to share.

So let me go and do not wait
thinking that there may be a chance.
Deep down I know it is too late.
I can no longer feel romance.


Some people prefer no contact at all.  Many have been affected by some traumatic event leaving them unable to deal with others at a close proximity.

Some give up on society entirely and become like hermits.

There are other individuals that go through life saying they don’t need anyone else but are actually looking for help.

Some are self-sufficient and do not actually need anyone else for comfort.


I Like My Space And Have Not Much

Like My Space And Have Not Much poem was published in the eBook and paperback versions of Loquacious Lair Of Poetry.

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