You see loneliness, it knows my name..
It calls when it pleases,
A rude and unwelcome guest.
Sometimes words are useless and they fail.
How else can I tell you of that hollow feeling
That sneaks up on me and echoes through my brain?
I could be in a room filled with people,
But I might as well be in outer space..
Never quite belonging, always a step apart.
Solitude is good.
But it is dangerous when it comes to stay
So ever so often, I rally
I rally and stir myself
Look around, see the world, smell the flowers
Be enough for yourself
But also leave the door a crack open
You never know where sunshine will come from
Summer has ended even before it began
The trees are telling their stories
Their empty branches tell tales
Tales of how the wind blew and left them undone
I wasn’t made to be alone,
I thrive in the midst of people; friends, family
But like a lone wolf
I have learned to walk in the dark by myself
To throw my head back and howl into the night
But not without hope.
Hope can be dangerous still I walk
With the ever present hope
That someday, just maybe
Another wolf will howl back at me..
And I won’t have to explain myself cos it’ll be clear as a still lake
And maybe the journey will get easier
Or maybe not.
Either way, I must trudge on.
This life is mine and this walk is mine to walk.
You see loneliness, it knows my name
It calls when it pleases
Now I know when not to answer..