“I’m Just a Schmuck.”

I’m just a schmuck
Down on his luck
Let us just say
I’m under a rock

I’m trying to keep
My depression at bay
Hiding in plain sight
Giving my prose away

A man without love
And barely a home
Waiting for true love
Of my very own

I am a Phantom
Trapped in a play
Dreaming of the Rose
To come my way

Someone to have
Someone to hold
This door is closing
For I’m getting old

I wear my silence
I wear my mask
By working for free
I overcame my past