That Time Always Alone

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This city in which I live

surrounded by life

yet always alone.

Why won’t the world acknowledge me?


When people walk by me 

no one says “hi,” or “good morning,” or “how are you?”

I feel the heat of the same sun that shines on you,

I look to the moon and stars of night.

Like you, I hope that my family will get it right.

I, too, pray I may one day 

walk into the Lord’s light.

Like many men I have never known the blessing of a wife.

No great love have I known in this life.

Heart-broken and always alone has been the story of my life

Even though I believe the Lord is closer to me.


For me it all has changed.

I became homeless and all alone,

always fighting for the right to a home

and not to be 

always alone.

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