There is a time at night
When the world has gone quiet
Not a single sound is made
And you are overwhelmed by it
The world is at rest
Yet your mind is awake
With nobody to talk to,
What is there to do until dawn breaks?
You find yourself in this situation
Time and time again
A mind and heart yearning for someone to talk to
In desperate need of a friend
This craving for interaction
Is no good for the soul
For with it comes sadness
And this sadness can take a heavy toll
Sitting in the darkness
Simply letting your thoughts roam
With nothing to hear but the sound of silence
This is when you feel most alone.
Gabriel is a 16-year-old student at The Woodlands College Park High School.