It's Hard to Say: The Abyss

Step back and listen close,
Let's talk about the people who lose hope
Hanging onto every harsh word ever told to them
Playing it over and over in their head, again and again!
They keep their emotions in their head,
Knowing no one will see the tears they shed!
By day they smile and and laugh just like the rest of us,
But by night they're banging their head on the back wall hoping they go fricken nuts!
Hoping they will get up and escape,
Watching as every dream they ever had deflate
Some are lucky enough to just go numb--
Whether they get used to it, ignore it, escape it, use pain, pills or rum
Now you might be asking me how I know so much about this,
But I will tell you again, it's hard to see who is really stuck in the abyss
The abyss of loneliness
The abyss of darkness
The abyss of the hopeless
The abyss of weakness
The abyss of blackness
It's hard to say
If they will ever see the light of day
But I know when there are people like you
To help us get through
I count on you

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