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Faces of Loneliness

He was always dancing, no matter the time
and a smile and bow to whoever walked by,
then a skip and a hop and a diddly bop –
a spin, a grin, then another bow.
I watched him once when no one was there –
He just looked at the ground and stared.

I always thought her strange – the lady down the street;
always with a polite wave if she noticed us passing.
One day on a walk, I stopped to talk –
she cheerfully beamed about her garden
and the beautiful day, but then she paused and said,
“Sorry, I must go and see my love …
who doesn’t know me anymore …
but I still know him”.

In the summer, a boy walked by every day,
tossing a ball into his glove
on the way to the park;
shortly after, he came back down the street,
his head a little lower.
 I asked, “Aren’t you gonna play?”
“They already gotta game” was always his answer,
but one day he said, “Wanta play some catch?”
I knew right where my old glove was –
everyone needs a friend – even me.

Dave was a sad old coot, over in the corner,
barely glancing as I walked through the shelter.
I couldn’t leave without him,
so Dave came home with me that day.
My friends thought Dave was a strange name for a dog
but after four years they thought Dave
was a better name for a dog than a person,
so they all went with me when he had to go.
When everyone went home that night
the house was very empty.

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  1. Date: 11/3/2013 12:09:00 PM
    I love the solution of personal compassion you give each stanza......congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 12:17:00 PM
    another nice win on this poem <3 SKAT

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 10:34:00 PM
    Yes. Yes. Yes. You have certainly succeeded in painting the faces of the lonely. Excellent write...Grats on the win! CTB

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 8:08:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Craig

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 12:59:00 AM
    This is a nice poem friend with a beatiful title,Congratulation on your win

  1. Date: 10/26/2013 9:18:00 PM
    17 days almost over.. :-) Craig, , thank you for the support :-) CONGRATULATIONS, amazingly awesome win. Stop by my latest blog. If you's like or have time. ------ always~ LINDA~

  1. Date: 10/25/2013 1:26:00 PM
    Hi Craig I am sorry I have been out of the loop for so long, I hope I can back into sync soon but many congratulations on your win xx

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 8:14:00 PM
    Craig, you did awesomely well in Frank's contest..... SKAT

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:14:00 PM
    awesome win..>Craig....pd

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 11:56:00 AM
    Incredible as always, Craig!! Congrats on your well-deserved winning placement! Love and blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 8:10:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Craig

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 5:11:00 PM
    what an awesome story you tell...the faces of all the shelter animas always make me want to take them all home...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 7:23:00 PM
    Well Done Craig....Seren

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 6:16:00 PM
    Loved all your different faces Craig....awesome job...congratulations.... :-)

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 4:18:00 PM
    Three huge bits od loneliness! Congrad's on just being you as well as winning! Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 6:11:00 PM
    Aww... this is very touching. Nicely written poem. I enjoyed reading.. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 8:45:00 AM
    I hadn't expected the ending. This was quite a strong story. Loads of layered messages in your lines. Very nice work!