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(Response to country song, How does someone get so lonely)
by Rebecca J Burns ©

How does someone get so lonely?
How does someone get so sad?
How does someone get so lonely
that thoughts of dying make them glad

Because getting up each morning
is getting harder day by day
Facing demons and loneliness
and a pain that won’t go away

Don’t waste another day of light,
Give up on this lonely plight
I don’t want to wake another God damn day,
With nothing left to fight

Deep inside I want to live,
But I’ve nothing, nothing left to give
Let me close my eyes and fade away,
Not face another lonely, lonely day like today

You asked me, how does someone get so lonely?
How does someone get so sad?
It happens moment by moment
and day by day inside
When a soul has lost its way
and you just don’t care to be that pretty gal

Must I, struggle though tomorrow,
So you won’t feel bad today
It’s just another lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely day
like today

With inner demons that no one sees,
Fears that bring him too his knees
No one to talk to and no one who cares

That’s how you get that lonely,
When thoughts of dying make you glad
That’s how you make that awful choice,
To not live out another day without a voice
You feel that dying will bring you peace
or at least a long, long quiet sleep

Take some pills for peace of mind,
Jump off a bridge just in time
All your troubles will go away,
you won’t suffer through another day
But when we cry out for another chance,
Someone please hear our cries.

We don’t ask for sympathy
Just an ear to let me cry sometime
and another chance is all to show you how I feel
For I don’t want to be this lonely,
I don’t want to feel so sad
I don’t want to have these thoughts of dying make me glad

Readers: I am not suicidal but had been at one time. I wrote this after hearing the country song over and over, How does someone get so lonely. This response just stuck in my head and I had to get it out. Sing it in your head like the original song, it sounds right.)

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I scream
just scream
they tell me it don’t hurt that bad
how could there be so much pain
you look so damn incredible
stop complaining and they turn their head
I scream
Just hold my hands beside my fears with your judgment still ringing in my ears
I scream
I kick out all the windows and from inside myself escape
Shattered from the bits of glass so deep you can not see
when I leave your view the pain of me is gone
I scream
I just hold my hands beside myself and try to comprehend
this madness deep inside my head, too deep for it to mend
don’t dare to touch it hurts to holdso deep inside you think you see
someone strong and brave in me
no pills for piece of mind
no bit of words you say
even though you’ve the degree
don’t stand and be the judge of me
you, you know me in a minute
I ask once more did you hear me sir
as you walk me to the door
I’m sorry miss
You’re much too young
your referral’s at the desk
I know he thinks as he walks me to the door
God, she sure is beautiful can’t believe she could be ill
my life will never be the same,
even if I stick around to live it
I’ve lost that one thing your supposed to hang on to
and sometimes the strength to be without it
Today again, I try to look my best and burst right through them doors
I came in so determined and again, you knocked me to the floor
you think that I will go away crawl into a hole
someone, someday will understand
the me beneath an illness that has consumed me with such fury
shut your folder sit and relax you’ve done your job you think
you only dabble in that this week
I could hardly keep my emotions together
but hey, what must it be like living in such pain 24/7
besides you think, if she’s in so much pain, she should be kissing my feet,
and stop that damn complaining
oh well, five o’clock, time for you to head home, your family and a good night’s rest
without the worry of me, after all, I’m out of view

Copywritten Rebecca J. Burns – please email to use poem or at least give credit and link to site

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