If you need to cry,
To wail and howl and sob and keep on,
Until you feel as though your body
Has been drained of every feeling
Through every ounce of liquid it contained:
Know that you are not alone.
You will not be the only one
Who is crying tonight.
Who is sleeping on a damp pillow,
Or turning over in bed,
Silent drops of sadness running down their face.
You will not be alone
In clutching onto a faint scrap
Of hope or joy
Then, feeling it slip away,
Know your heart is breaking afresh.
You do not weep alone.