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The Journey of a Tear

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The Journey of a Tear

It often trickles slowly, timid and shy
From the inner eyelid of a song
Or down the cheek of a distant mountain
A sunset rising beyond the hill, or moonlight on the window sill
A rose in bloom…a drop of dew…so tiny, sweet and beautiful
It fills a cup with voiceless wonder, and deep affection
It languishes softly…with wild abandonment
And will not be tamed 

But, another kind is rooted deep
Buried where the light can’t reach
The anguish of the world falls on it’s cheek
It dwells beside the hopeless shore
Till the waves crash too loudly to be ignored
The first single tear drifts down the walls
Into the shadowy tide of a river, longing
Bleeding old wounds, through all the old hurts
Looking for a place to hide
The sky above the earth will darken
Behind a leaden, lumpy cloud bank
Now the day has puckered up a bottom lip
Round spattering tears are warm
Prelude to the storm
The day will weep
Until it falls asleep





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For the One Silver Tear Contest: 7/26/12

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  1. Date: 8/6/2012 10:43:00 AM
    WOW! Another one of your terrific poems!! Im sorry....but i have to fav this one! : ) Have a wonderful day.

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    Date: 8/6/2012 10:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lately, Im not reading, writing...commenting...but you're still one of my fav poetess. : )
  1. Date: 8/5/2012 7:42:00 PM
    This is very beautiful and it has great imagination. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 7:26:00 AM
    Dear Carrie - I am so happy to have found your poetry. A multitude of feelings and images comes through your words. Take many bows. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 1:46:00 PM
    Beautiful and moving Carrie, very well written. - Wish you luck in contest! - Have a lovely weekend. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 1:04:00 PM
    Incredible and Wowie. I really loved the poignant way you described "tears" Luvin' it Anne

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 11:42:00 AM
    WOWOWOW. this is magnificent, Carrie. Best one yet - in my book!!!

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 9:19:00 PM
    Ohh....wow!!You brought tears to my eyes Carrie...such a heartfelt poem...a Fav!

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 7:40:00 PM
    Oh.. its so beautiful a heart touching line.., Regards, Cheryl

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 7:22:00 PM
    Absolutely beautiful Carrie! Every line is unique. I'll be visiting your blog very soon. You made my day. Appreciate ya'