The Crowded Loneliness

I stroll along the crowded streets
Hoping to receive a smile, and smile back
Yes, they smile at me, often greet me
Only to turn back the moment I pass

I move amidst the fog of people
Recognize many a known face
Few are friends, many feign friendship
And the rest are strangers, as strange as can be.

I search for something to call my own
Or rather someone who can be mine
All I gather are the crowded pieces of loneliness
That have made me their very own.

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