Am engulfed in darkness,
the bright lights seeming like a distant haze.

Silence is all that I hear,
the surrounding noises becoming mute spectators.

My world comes to a shocking halt,
oblivious to the movements around.

Am drowning in tears,
my smile giving me a deceptive outlook.

My heart grows heavy,
paying no attention to the lighter side of life.

The friend I had in my solitude,
turns evil, disguised as loneliness,
the people around fading into insignificance.