About the Poem
Have you ever felt isolated, even with others all around you? Have you ever felt something's wrong - when nothing's wrong? Have you ever felt like no one on earth could possibly understand what you're feeling?
Well, I understand.
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The Only One
|by Michael Anderson|
Somewhere off in the distance,
I could of swore I saw a light.
But only for a second,
Just another trick of the night.
I've been wandering forever,
And darkness has always ruled the skies.
Even with the sun, am I the only one-
To watch the world through jaded eyes?
Am I the only one to ever see black-
And gray rainbows crest the horizon?
Am I the only one to perceive Death,
Or the pale horse he flies on?
Am I the only one to stare face to face,
Through a lion's wild, hypnotic eyes?
Just to touch her mane and dare through pain-
A chance to tame her golden prize.
Am I the only one to reach for a star,
Only to watch it fall from grace?
The only one to dance with Destiny,
Just to see the look on Fate's face?
Am I the only one to cry out in vain,
In the name of the undaunted?
Am I the only one who feels the pain,
Of heroes no-body wanted?
The only one to wake unto the day,
And look to the sky, high and proud;
Only to see laughing maniacally,
A demon in every cloud?
The only one to hear the distant bells,
And understand the call?
The only one to freeze in emptiness-
Behind a miscreant, emotionless wall?
The only one to wander so determined,
On such an aimless quest?
If only to find some peace of mind-
To lay an aching heart to rest.
The only one to sit in a crowded room-
Of people laughing and having fun;
Feeling alone, like some unprogrammed clone?
Am I the only one?