The sun had disappeared in a distance sky
As a woman walked home with a tear in her eye.
A laugh was shared at work, but there’s no one at home.
Few understand what it’s like to be really on your own.
Home to thoughts of weakness, desolation, and fear.
The only consolation lies within the tear.
Regrets and confusion with things that have passed.
What should have been forever had failed to last.
Loneliness can live in a troubled mind.
Where there’s nowhere to hide, no safety to find.
Alone at night without a helping hand.
Life can be suspended by the merest strand.
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