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They Dry On Their Own

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They Dry On Their Own

Within the quiet of the night, amid the shadows of my pain, the strength I held so fast to, ebbs, as another tear does gain. With out the giving of consent, it brings forth a fellow traveler. To follow a chaotic coarse, across my cheeks, twilight pallor. Bare of conscience thought, I brush aside, the meaning each holds alone. I hide behind my false bravado, as my tears dry on their own.

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  1. Date: 12/13/2011 7:43:00 AM
    Very Touching poem. Sooo very well written. It flows beautifully.

  1. Date: 12/9/2011 5:16:00 AM
    So very sad x

  1. Date: 12/5/2011 10:41:00 PM
    It's so sad, and like BB said below, full of emotion! very good poem and great title line.

  1. Date: 11/30/2011 4:29:00 PM
    This is an amazing poem Paula. It is filled with raw emotion. Thank you for my placement in your The Voice of Reason Contest.

  1. Date: 11/25/2011 10:52:00 PM
    Paula, first things first~ How was your thanksgiving? I hope fine! About this poem: very lovely thoughts... i'm glad it can all be brushed off... thank you for sharing,..p.d.

  1. Date: 11/25/2011 7:29:00 PM
    A lovely, melancholy poem. I especially like the wording of the middle verse. Kim

  1. Date: 11/25/2011 5:51:00 PM
    Sad but beautiful poem, Paula. An awesome poem. I like the concluding lines, specially.