Alone

By Damien Knight

Another moment of sorrow I wonder why
Behind my eyes do these tears lie
And when I try not to cry
I find that within my soul dies
I woke tears streaming down
I am wet as if I were to drown
And not even you turn my frown
I can’t just turn around
I fall asleep no name
I am empty all the same
And life remains lame
Like a petty game
I can’t remember the last time I felt
This deck of cards that was delt
Is like a harsh and heavy belt
The heat of the smack making the skin melt
I dream empty lies
And I know when I die
I will no longer cry
And no one will be at my side