Loneliness by Marian Cooke, Ageless Project 2017

When your feeling lonely and the darkness comes to stay

When it’s hard to lift your thought above the navy blues and grey;

Just try and give yourself a treat and pause a little while

And gather in those lonely thoughts and wrap them in a smile;

Think about the rainbow with its promise, or some ducks waddling to a pool

A baby gurgling in the got and laughing children on their way to school;

Something that you once heard or read that filled your heart with pride

That will chase away that loneliness and warm you up inside

It’s not an easy exercise to lift a load of care and not give in to sorrow

But build high your hopes and dream your dreams and you can make a bright tomorrow.