The cure of the extrovert

I love people and thus love being an extrovert, yet it dawns on me that extroverts sometimes have a disadvantage in those quiet, sleepy evenings at home alone. While we do still need our alone time, too much alone time makes this extrovert melancholy – so, I wrote the cure in this poem.
The cure of the extrovert
The cure of the extrovert

When you are energized by people
and you soak up touch
like summer rain,
it can feel lonely in the too quiet,
can feel too spacious
in the bigness of a bed or house.

The high of an evening
busting with merry friends
laughing and connecting
can give way to too much thinking
upon return to the quiet self
where the voice has no use.

Alone time is pondering time|
and pondering what cannot be answered
does not an extrovert happy make.

The cure, I believe,
is to be present to oneself
neither contemplating the past
nor attempting the future
but to be energized in your own energy
and to pull energy from nature…
the tree outside your bedroom window,
a bouquet of fragrant lilacs,
the sound of wind.

To be present to oneself
and define oneself
not in terms of others
not in terms of roles
but in terms of creative expression…
poet, painter, cook, gardener.
This is when your inside stays in
and settles in, contents in.
This is when home is made.
And, once you are in your nest
alone without loneliness
you may not want to share it.
For you will discover
that the most energizing person
in your life….
is you.


About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face and is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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2 Responses to The cure of the extrovert

  1. Kala E. Lenn says:

    This is my favorite of your poems.

  2. Kala, so glad it resonated with you. This is the greatest reward for a poet. Big hug!

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