In a world of billions, alone sits one. He waits for someone to notice him, yet no one does. He needs someone to see his pain, to hear his cry, but his tears are invisible. As others pass by, he watches their smiles and hears their laughter. Surrounded in his own darkness, their light shines before him. He reaches out for it, but is too weak to grab hold. Tired and worn, he drops back to the ground, lonely and afraid. Hopelessness prevails. He stares blankly ahead, unseen and unheard. In a world of billions, alone sits one.
In a world of over 7 billion people, it’s hard to imagine that there are so many out there who feel alone. But, there are. All around us, are people who feel that they have no one to turn to. No one who fully understands them, or the hurt that plagues them. They go throughout their day making small talk, in an attempt to blind people from seeing their pain.
Once the day is over and they crawl into their beds, no longer can they keep their demons at bay. As others tuck themselves in for the night, they have no idea that their loved one is crying in the room next door. By morning their tears have been wiped away and all visible signs are erased.
Across miles, we hope that through a special bond, we would know when someone is crying out for help. But in most cases, we don’t. We can only hear their words. Their pain is kept below the surface, in an effort to protect us. Sadly, in the meantime, they are being slowly suffocated by the darkness that’s surrounding them.
If that’s you…
Don’t be afraid to speak up. You don’t have to hide your feelings in an effort to protect others. People love you. They are there for you, just as you are for them. You need them and they need you. It’s okay to be human. It’s okay to hurt, to feel and to cry. Let others help you. You’re not a burden. You are loved.
There is life beyond the fog. Take someone’s hand and let them guide you out.