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


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




unspoken to


watering a plant.

Charles Bukowski, Love is a Dog from Hell


9 Comments (+add yours?)

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

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


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

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:


  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.


  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!


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