Ten years ago I was beginning to have everything,
A 15 year old with the world at her feet,
And a plethora of friends to boot.
Loneliness was not a option,
Instant messaging services a hive of activity,
Never short of a friend.
Ten years on an so much has changed,
I call a number of people friends,
But where are they when I need then?
My friends do not hear my cry,
Do not understand how I truly feel,
Or that I am so close to the edge.
I never thought I could be this lonely,
When love is surrounding me,
Everyone happy in their moment.
But loneliness has attached itself to me,
No matter how hard I try,
It’s grip impenetrable.
So I ask to be saved somehow,
Through true friendship rising forth,
Or the loneliness to dissipate and the silence to set in.