By: Gabriel Andino


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.