Once long ago I belonged--
To a club,
To a world,
To a circle of friends.
Now I belong to myself.
I'm alone

Once long ago I was bright--
In the school,
At my home,
I was running my world.
Now I have no more brilliance.
I'm all wrong

Once long ago I knew where
I would be,
What I'd do,
The direction I'd go--
Now I'm lost, losing control.

I'm alone

Note: Written 1983, when I was 13. This particular feeling keeps coming back.