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Salma Hadi St. John, 11 Oak Park, IL



Salma Hadi-St. John, 11

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



Reader Interactions


  1. I feel the same. COVID-19 has blocked me out on so many people! I just started a new school, and it’s tough for me to make friends.

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