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JP. 1948 (United Kingdom)


Loneliness is a shadow on the dark side of the street
The menace of the stranger you do not want to meet
It has no shape it has no form, no sound does it emit
But yet it is the ultimate crime existence can commit
It creeps with stealth among the days a solitary clone
Voraciously devouring time you need to spend alone
Marooned an island in a stream of contact easy made
This loneliness the thunderstorm held in a quiet tirade

Along the road to nowhere soon no one remembers you
In misconcept the label fixed with no appointment due
No one to care no one to please invites arrive for one
Nomenclature falls modified of plurals there is none
Passers nod and bid hello they do not know your name
Automatons set to respond reacting just the same
So on the street or in a crowd you hide that face unseen
An also-ran A never-was somewhere you have not been

The fare is paid the rune is cast a single just for one
No partner or acquaintance made in a sun that never shone
The table laid has just one place set no unexpected guest
Cross laid the thoughts of isolate are born of this incest
There is no foil no distaff side no controversy sold
No other self to satisfy no story to be told
No warmth to gain from another heart a logic cold as stone
A loneliness of one apart condemned to be alone

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Submitted by johnworthy03 on June 25, 2021

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