In That Instant

Two lonely strangers on opposite walls
Of a room full of partying people
Each of the lonely hearts wondering
How soon they could go
Without being rude.
They felt they didn’t really fit in
With this popular raucous crowd.
There were way too many people
And it was much too loud
For these introverts who
Each wondered yet again
As to why they’d come at all.
Then they saw each other
And in that instant
Both hearts knew
The answer to that question
And that they’d never be lonely again.

–Russ Towne

About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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2 Responses to In That Instant

  1. It’s a very beautiful poem Russ…Diane

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