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.
Loneliness
Rips me apart,
Shredding my heart.
It kills me slow,
I'll never know,
Where life went,
And what it meant
To me.