NOBODY

Nobody loves me,
Nobody cares,
Nobody picks me peaches and pears.
Nobody offers me candy and Cokes,
Nobody listens and laughs at my jokes.
Nobody helps when I get in a fight,
Nobody does all of my homework at night.
Nobody misses me,
Nobody cries
Nobody thinks I’m a wonderful guy.
So if you ask me who my best friend is, in a whiz,
I’ll stand up and tell you that Nobody is.
But yesterday night I got quite a scare,
I woke up and Nobody just wasn’t there.
I called out and reached out for Nobody’s hand,
In the darkness where Nobody usually stands.
Then I poked through the house, in each cranny and nook,
But I found somebody each place that I looked.
I searched till I’m tired, and now with the dawn,
There’s no doubt about it—
Nobody’s gone!

  — Shel Silverstein (1930 – 1999), American poet, singer-songwriter, musician, composer, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children’s books.