Help from Bradford Samaritans

A homeless lady in a doorway

All I do is sit and shake, 

I think so hard it keeps me awake.

I can shelter from the wind and the rain, 

But where can I shelter from the pain.

 

My loneliness gets stronger through the day,

So strong it takes my feelings away.

I hurt so much but I do not cry,

As the rest of my life passes me by.

 

No one can notice the pain inside,

No tears must mean I'm fine.

But sometimes tears just have to flow,

The rain is pouring,

My tears won't show.

 

My tears cause floods but no one's around,

No one likes to hear that sound.

I scream with pain inside my heart,

I feel like I'm being ripped apart.

 

Emotions squashed and left to simmer,

The light at the end of the tunnel gets dimmer and my chances of tomorrow get slimmer.

Tomorrow will have to start without me.

 

I dial the number ,

My hands are shaking.

SAMARITANS, CAN I HELP YOU ?

I struggle to speak.

IT'S OK ... TAKE YOUR TIME. I'VE GOT ALL THE TIME YOU NEED.