The Loneliness Of A Single Tear

The light disappeared into a distant sky
As a woman walked home with a tear in her eye.
A laugh shared at work but there’s no one at home
Few understand what it’s like to be really all alone.


Home is full of darken thoughts of weakness and despair
Your life is not your own after all’s been stripped bare.
Regrets and confusion over things that have passed.
What should have been forever has failed to last.


Depression is always close, it’s never far away
Ability to cope with life is dealt with day by day
Loneliness lives within a troubled mind
It has nowhere to run to, no safety to find.


Alone at night without a comforting hand.
Life can be suspended by the merest strand.
Finding comfort in a crowd is not a choice any more
There is no easy answer, in fact, there is no cure.


Take a drink, take a pill but the loneliness is still there.
Friends do not understand, because they are unaware
Of the overwhelming anxiety swelling thoughts of fear
That’s locked inside the loneliness of a single tear.

© 2022, Daniel Kemp All rights reserved.

About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp’s introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn’t until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself! On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic accident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively—out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel —The Desolate Garden. Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to become a $30 million film. The option lasted for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company. All seven of his novels are now published by Creativia with the seventh—The Widow’s Son, completing a three book series alongside: What Happened In Vienna, Jack? and Once I Was A Soldier. Under the Creativia publishing banner, The Desolate Garden went on to become a bestselling novel in World and Russian Literature in 2017. The following year, in May 2018, his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? was a number one bestseller on four separate Amazon sites: America, UK, Canada, and Australia.  Although it's true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the mystery involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he writes, namely: Why? A Complicated Love, and the intriguing story titled The Story That Had No Beginning. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of book signing events. He has also appeared on 'live' television in the UK publicising that first novel of his. He continues to write novels, poetry and the occasional quote; this one is taken from the beginning of Once I Was A Soldier There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality.
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12 Responses to The Loneliness Of A Single Tear

  1. Ah, Danny, heartbreaking, as is loneliness.

  2. Hi Danny, loneliness is one of the most awful things in the world. My mom was very lonely when she worked in London. So many people and yet she was all alone. Hugs.

  3. dgkaye says:

    I know this story myself Danny. Sending hugs ❤

  4. Daniel Kemp says:

    It really is very common and I think it will become worse as the internet spreads. It’s becoming the only way we converse, or interface, with one another.

  5. Americaoncoffee says:

    A sad truth of a path often travelled and lived. 💔

    • Daniel Kemp says:

      It is becoming more so, I think. We read about so many frightening things happening in the big wide world that it seems sensible to keep ourselves to ourselves and not mix with others. And, as I say, I think this is likely to get worse.

      • Americaoncoffee says:

        Excellent advice. I am honestly looking forward to a changed new world soon. The world’s people are coming to the understanding that we cannot live with evil. The worldly material things, including money are reasons why those lonely are victimized. Money and material values distract, cause evil, greed and compete with the presence of God — so they will dissipate. 🕊

  6. Daniel Kemp says:

    Yes, I can agree with your sentiment in some form, but without some money, we cannot exist. Here the emphasis is on the word– some. What if it’s—To each what they deserve?

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