I Hurt

As the day’s light begins to dim
I feel the weight of the day on me
The aches and pains from life
Burning through my body
The sense of loss I endure
As another day passes without you
The sting of isolation
As I watch my friends disappear
And the twinge of sorrow I am left with
Knowing life will not slow down for me
I once again try to place
My hurting on a shelf
And end the day just grateful
For a heart that is still beating