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Tears what are those?
For me they never came
the belt buckle saw to that,
yet here on soup
poets write of tears,
those of sorrow
those of happiness,
but are these only 
manifestations of poetry?
The imagery of a fragment
of an imagination.
Oh boy! have I never lived?
a tear I need
to be human
this tear I fear... the most!

© Harry J Horsman 2013   

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  1. Date: 2/10/2013 7:19:00 PM
    awesome write ;}

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 9:27:00 AM
    awesome write my friend Harry. I also wrote my very first poem here on soup entitled "Tears". It's okay to can cleanse our eyes LOL! (^_^) thanks for sharing you feelings and thanks for stopping by on my poem. Have great day always! HUgs, Maria

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 12:53:00 AM
    No tear to fear Harry..Just gotta let them out sometimes. :*) Nice write.

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 2:58:00 AM
    Hi back to this one, the tear that comes from pure love or emotion is a very meaningful one, as one not easy to tears I find those unexpected ones very powerful, they mean such a lot and you need them to be human the last 4 lines of this are so so true. Just love it xx

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 7:57:00 PM
    Awesome poetry here Harry. Thank you so much for always being such a support on my stuff. This poem is awesome. Some often welcome tears. Others--not so much I suppose. Keep up the great work. :) Always, Laura

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 3:29:00 PM
    Great poem Harry. Ther is nothing to fear, but fear it's self. Most men are tought since they are little that men are not suppose to cry. That is wrong. It does not make you less of a man if you cry. It shows that you have feelings and it also cleans your soul. Don't worry about what people think. Worry about how you feel. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 12:49:00 PM
    Harry, i think I get this because I rarely write teary poems. I have maybe just a few such as "the good cry" but I am not someone who cries a lot. Maybe many of my poems are even seen as not very emotional. we are all of us different. I just happen to be more "head" than "soft heart" It's all good!!! I find the ending of your poem to be full of emotion!

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 4:37:00 AM
    This is a sad one my friend xx

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 1:44:00 AM
    Hi Harry fear not the tears they only show that you are indeed a man with feelings as you have proved in words so often, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 7:24:00 PM
    This is touching, with or without tears your humanity is indisputable my friend.

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 3:08:00 PM
    Don`t fear this tear. Tears clean our souls. BEAUTIFUL POEM!

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 2:12:00 PM
    hey harry! it's amazing how the experiences of our youth stay with us all our lives. you've captured some of that quite magnificently in this poem...

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 1:50:00 PM
    Biting the lip as the belt landed is in the past Harrry. Hope tears of joy will soon flow for you. it will be a release....Seren

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 12:13:00 PM
    No let's hope you only experience tears of joy. I remember the belt too my friend and the whipping sound it made as it was yanked out of those loops!

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 10:43:00 AM
    Harry, is this poem saying :if you have never cried, you have never lived as well? Great piece.

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 9:50:00 AM
    Have you never cried, Harry? Great write! Deep subject. Love, Kim