And Then There's Loneliness

Loneliness surrounds me.
I cannot remember
What it is like to be Loved.
There is an emptiness inside
My soul
And it wants to be Loved.
But it cannot be,
For Love is a distant shadow
That can only be reached
When the Loneliness is gone.
But it will never leave,
So Hope remains
A distant star of Light and Goodness.
And so the world sings a
Different song
To me as I lay
And ponder the meaning
Of being Alone.
Rips me apart,
Shredding my heart.
It kills me slow,
I'll never know,
Where life went,
And what it meant
To me.