Close To All Yet Nearer No One

A child alone with hidden scars
I felt each arrow pierce my heart
Too young to know why I was shunned
Close to all yet nearer no one.
Life patterns set where cultures clash
Greater hopes and dreams others dashed
I kept my fears from everyone
Close to all yet nearer no one
My social life behind closed doors
I never grasped what love was for
Each love failed to be the right one
Close to all yet nearer no one
Through middle age a slower pace
Stronger with each trial I faced
With friends to call when I need one
Close to all yet nearer no one
An introvert, a social ghost
Still I love people, that I boast
Not finished yet the race I've run
Close to all yet nearer no one
When dying write my epitaph
To those I love on my behalf
No need to weep what I've become
Close to all yet nearer no one.

by Chris Embrick

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