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From the Stone Soup Blog


Salma Hadi-St. John
Salma Hadi-St. John, 11
Oak Park, IL

My friends are all gone
My life has disappeared
Into a new world of loneliness
It is just my family and I

Loneliness is like a tree in the desert
The only cat in town
A star stuck in space
A speck of dust in the air

Loneliness is when you are the only one
At your birthday party
When you sit on the steps of your porch
On a dark rainy day

It feels like I am trapped inside
Waiting for people to come
Watching the clock on the wall
Scratching the door like a dog

But sometimes you just have to fight
You can’t be alone everyday

When I wake up today
It is the start of a new day

We can be a force together
We just need to reach out for each other
Feeling happiness again

About the Stone Soup Blog

We publish original work—writing, art, book reviews, and multimedia projects—by young people on the Stone Soup Blog. When the pandemic began, we got so much incredible writing about the experience of living through the lockdowns that we created a special category for it! You can read more posts by young bloggers, and find out more about submitting a blog post, here: https://stonesoup.com/stone-soup-blog/.