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Lonely Tear

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Lonely Tear

Glistening symbol of my pain
this lonely tear.  You wet my cheek.
As a smile I try to feign,
unable now of joy to speak.

This lonely tear you wet my cheek
hinting at things not shared.
Unable now of joy to speak;
feeling so lost and scared.

Hinting at things not shared
into the shadows I fear, I've tumbled
feeling so lost and scared.
My pain you make me ache and stumble.

Into the shadows I fear I've tumbled,
and all I see is black.
My pain you make me ache, and stumble
as strength I seem to lack.

And all I see is black.
By this grief I have been swallowed.
As strength I seem to lack,
and by rain forever followed.

By this grief I have been swallowed,
as a smile I try to feign.
And by rain forever followed,
glistening, symbol of my pain.

For Paula Swanson contest 'Pantoum'
3rd place

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  1. Date: 1/4/2012 8:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on making it through the 1st round of PoetrySoup International Contest. Wishing you the best in the finals Emma. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/16/2011 7:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on being featured this week Emma. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/16/2011 3:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Emma

  1. Date: 8/18/2011 11:12:00 AM
    Hi Emma, enjoyed this clever verse, I don't know how you do it but the verse weaves together beautifully with your fascinating repetitions.

  1. Date: 7/28/2011 6:15:00 PM
    You did a really great job with this wonderful write attached to a task of a form. I've done this form a couple of times and it can be difficult with the alternating scheme of refrains. So smile with your victory as you have captured the essence of this form!

  1. Date: 7/28/2011 3:29:00 PM
    Wow! ...very nice..congrats on your big win...I can relate to this one. BG

  1. Date: 7/28/2011 2:09:00 AM
    This one goes to my fav's. Incredible, deep, profound Pantoum, Emma. Lainie

  1. Date: 7/27/2011 4:27:00 PM
    Congrats Emma on an elegant third place win in Pantoum with this wonderful write luv..

  1. Date: 7/27/2011 2:33:00 PM
    Many congrats on all your wins, Emma : )

  1. Date: 7/27/2011 2:16:00 PM
    hey Em, congrats on a great win. David

  1. Date: 7/27/2011 10:53:00 AM
    spellbinding, emma...applause to you for the thrilling win! ..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 7/27/2011 10:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Paula Swanson's "Pantoum" contest Emma. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/14/2011 6:30:00 PM
    Emma, this is really GOOD. Sad message, heart ripping stuff and so earnest and rich with image. I especially like "rain forever followed." Winning entry for sure. :-) Good luck from Cyndi

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 11:19:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your poetry today Emma. Thank you for sharing and I will be back again soon to read more of your writing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 7:56:00 AM
    The last line nicely encapsulates as well as sums up the poem. Enjoyed your creative verse!

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    Date: 7/13/2011 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Stephen. Appreciate you stopping by. :)