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Together Alone

by | Aug 1, 2023 | ACA And The Arts, ComLine

Mom’s on the couch, Dad’s in the den with his gin

Two different worlds with a 10-foot wall in between
He yells out “that TV show is crap”
But I love Lucy because she makes Mom laugh

Together alone we live in this home
Left to our own devices
Hiding the pain inside us
Longing to be known
We come and go like ghosts
Together alone

Asleep in my room, the front door slams with a crash
I wake up to find a note on the floor from my dad
It says he is leaving and doesn’t know when he’ll be back
And my heart cries to the sound of that lame laugh track

Together alone we pack and we go
Lost in our own devices
Hiding the pain inside us
Facing the unknown
Into a smaller home
Together alone

How do I find a happier life?
How do I break the chain?
Will I continue the pattern of pain?
Is it in my DNA?
Break down this wall, give another my all

Together alone a home of our own
No more walls divide us
We’re leaving the pain behind us
Facing the unknown
We come into this world and we go
Together alone

Sue L

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