March 1, 2009
There is a place called Loneliness
where I currently reside,
bewildered by what path did lead here
and which to outward ride.
The people here they do not see me,
except to nod a head,
and read politely of their lines,
with nothing to be said.
They smile when I smile,
and nod correctly at each pause,
and laugh when its appropriate,
but never without cause;
for laughter masks the silence,
the silence in my heart,
that pangs me the most fiercely
when once more I'm apart.
I would ask of you but listen,
if only you would care,
enough to change your act,
enough that I should dare.

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kiwi12 said...
Aug. 16, 2010 at 12:36 pm
I agree with Riley! It really is.
Riley S. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 15, 2009 at 9:32 pm
wow this is amazing
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