A committed journey is always lonely
Family and friends will walk with you
Only till a certain stretch.
Fellow ideologists might go a little bit more
On the same path.
Beyond which, it is a lonely battle
With the strength of your convictions
The test of the strength of the idea
A testament of your tenacity
In face of opposition from self and others
In face of trying times financially and physically
In the face of loneliness which comes from
Feeling alienated in a group.
When you succeed in this endeavor
Savor it your self first
Feel the adrenaline surging thru
And then and only then share with the rest.
Some victories are such that
They cannot even be shared
Just like the pain of the struggle
The joy of winning becomes intensely personal.
No it is not selfish, it is only nourishing the soul
To continue the path on the commitment.