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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