Decayed old bark of a tree
Hollow and empty crystal vase
Broken down ruins of a home that once was

Standing on the edge of life
Transparent in the midst of pleasant chaos
Unseen, unfelt

A bitter pill
A heavy, slow ache

Loneliness....the sums of its parts
The sum of its parts.......loneliness

Words by karmic justice
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Written on 2015-08-22 at 07:17

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
This is a great piece. I love to look at old things and imagine the memories they may hold. And yes the sum of their parts now add up to loneliness.

Ivan R
It may seem like a pessimistic way of seeing the world, that this poem shows, but the underlying nature of this poem, as I see it, is a Zen kind of mind of the soul*

Has a kind of Taoist or Far Eastern tone to it. Your opening images of three tangible images representing loneliness are excellent.

Your images say it so well. Beautiful!

Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
Summed up well and succinctly, lovely writing

Elle :-)