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Your Tears Were Just Too Heavy

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Your Tears Were Just Too Heavy

Your tears were just too heavy
I could not catch them all,
I'm sorry that I missed so many
and had to let them fall.

I was powerless to help you,
by your side I could but stand,
a silent witness to your fears;
and I could only hold your hand.

Although I tried to save you,
into darkness you still tumbled;
with only me to watch you
as to your knees you stumbled.

I could not chase your demons,
your pain not take from you,
I just had to stand by guarding
and pray you made it through.

It hurt to see you battle,
your fears were just so many,
I'm sorry if I failed you;
your tears were just too heavy.

This was inspired by a couple of great pieces that I've read recently. No plagiarism intended :)

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  1. Date: 3/2/2013 12:53:00 PM
    "Heavy Tears"...what AWESOME imagery! What more needs to be said other than thanks for commenting on my poem "Some Times before Slumber." U were the first to weigh in on it and I thank you dearly for that): Hope to read more of yer lovely stuff as time permits. Peace, Terry

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 2:03:00 PM
    I like this a LOT! daver

  1. Date: 1/16/2012 8:35:00 AM
    there are many wonderful poets here on soup, you are one of them, when time permits i hope to read more of yours. harry

  1. Date: 1/16/2012 6:26:00 AM
    Truly amazing! Beautifully written:)

  1. Date: 1/14/2012 1:50:00 PM
    Emma you are a brilliant poet,sad but wery well written. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 1/13/2012 5:52:00 PM
    Intense title, intense lines. Damn.

  1. Date: 1/13/2012 3:04:00 PM
    All the pieces of this poetic puzzle fit together nicely. This is an impressive presentation, Emma.

  1. Date: 1/13/2012 2:37:00 PM
    Enjoyed this sad poem. Elizabeth

  1. Date: 1/13/2012 2:37:00 PM
    Hi Emma! This is just so sad,but oh my how well written it is.Your ability to pick up inspiration and bring it to the paper,really impressed me.Hug,Arild