There is a Loneliness

handmade greeting card, collage art

there is a loneliness in this world so great

that you can see it in the slow movement of

the hands of a clock.

·

people so tired

mutilated

either by love or no love.

·

people just are not good to each other

one on one.

·

the rich are not good to the rich

the poor are not good to the poor.

·

we are afraid.

·

our educational system tells us

that we can all be 

big-ass winners.

·

it hasn’t told us

about the gutters

or the suicides.

·

or the terror of one person

aching in one place

alone

·

untouched

unspoken to

·

watering a plant.

Charles Bukowski, Love is a Dog from Hell

 

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. marieastra8
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 18:50:08

    Beautiful, strong images. “Mutilated by love or no love.” Indeed.

    Reply

  2. Jonathan Caswell
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 21:10:25

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    REALITY IN RHYME…!

    Reply

  3. radiatingblossom
    Jun 29, 2013 @ 16:02:23

    Oh my… “the terror of one person aching in one place alone.” What painful and sad words…but it’s like that, sometimes. I really like this poem, thanks for sharing this one Sandy Sue.

    Reply

  4. Kathryn McCullough
    Jun 30, 2013 @ 08:27:10

    Incredible poem, Sandy. I had never read it before! And I LOVE the title of your collage! What a hoot!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

    Reply

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