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tears of sacrifice

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tears of sacrifice

   When you shed a tear at sunset
Do not wipe it a way-
   It is the tear of a sacrifice so great;
A tear of life's dismay;
It will make you understand
   The taste of the world's pain,
The heaviness of self-sacrifice's hand-
    It is the tear of joy's grain
Buried in the darkness of the earth to die
To grow to a new life of high sky

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  1. Date: 12/7/2010 8:18:00 AM
    Gentle flow, beautiful craft. Thoroughly enjoyed.

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 12:17:00 AM
    Wow, I am at a loss for words! What a moving poem. Such a wonderful message of appreciation. It reminded me of my poem "Those Tears Are Proof." I guess great minds think alike! Thanks again for your comments on my poems.

  1. Date: 11/19/2010 11:15:00 PM
    wonderful thought and wisdom

  1. Date: 11/18/2010 10:06:00 AM
    An example of what the gurus know as 'superior verse!'

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 8:30:00 AM
    Much wisdom in your words. Glad you believe in creation!

  1. Date: 11/16/2010 3:31:00 PM
    Oimbo, honestly, who could write such a great rhyme but thee?? None other.... beautiful!!

  1. Date: 11/16/2010 7:33:00 AM
    A very deep thought to share with us,, enjoyed your poem,, have anice day,..p.d.

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 2:10:00 PM
    What a wonderful thought, Honesty! Keeping the tear instead of wiping it away so you can appreciate happiness when the sun rises again. A poem to remember. Best wishes, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 9:07:00 AM
    My darkest hour is not my autobiography, it is fictional and someone's biography, Honesty

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 8:42:00 AM
    thankxxx HONESTY ..simply posted it for my friend P.D.'s contest to support her endeavors on Soup.. hope u will try to enter as well and mine also..luv..

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 8:17:00 AM
    Lovely poetry HONESTY with beautiful sentiments interspersed within your lines... your title is absolutely on point with poem's content ..enjoyed to start my week of reading.. luv..