A Wonderful FeelingA Poem by CG
To belong is one of the most wanted
and desired feelings that humans long
to obtain. To be surrounded by a group
of people and to feel like you're the
perfect last piece to their complex
puzzle is a wonderful feeling.
You sit with them, listening to
them talk, how one of them mildly
curves the ending of his sentences and
how the other seems to munch on his
words, as if his jaw weren't tightened
all of the way.
You listen to the stories from the past,
the ones where you were somewhere else,
with other people, or maybe alone,
somewhere that wasn't here.
You try to connect the stories of their past,
trying to make a chronological time line
for yourself. You want to imagine what they
were like back then and how they've changed
since. This time line that helps you know
them more. It makes you feel closer to them.
You notice the joy and genuineness of their
laughter and how they just seem to love the
fact that you are sitting there with them,
even if you aren't saying much.
You feel a warmth, a family bond,
one that you've never even felt from your
actual family. You haven't known these people
that long, but it's a great feeling. It's a great
night. They're great people. Everything is just
To belong, that's all I've ever wanted. To find
comfort in the company of other people, to
feel needed and cared about. I've searched
nineteen god damn years for that.
I may have finally found it.
© 2012 CG