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Bitter Tears

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Bitter Tears

Empty Plains

Oh, love why hast thou
flown past me on bitter wings.
Why hast thy touch brought
nothing but anxious stings...

You tell me to give 
my heart and try once again,
yet you keep me prisoner,
though I have not one sin.

I reach out only
one tiny bit, then withdraw
into that sacred sanctuary where
no wound can be rubbed raw.

Courage fails me,
clutches my being in its claws.
No look, no gesture is there
that comes without pause.

Loneliness abounds here,
my pillow wet with tears,
my mind twisted in agony
as I contemplate my fears.

Perhaps my nights shall
always be cold and barren plains...
a tundra where no life prevails
and no bit of sanity remains.

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  1. Date: 5/10/2013 7:33:00 PM

    I love the imagery!

  1. Date: 10/15/2012 1:53:00 PM

    Lovely write Sherry! I love the exploration of this thing called love - the uncertainties, the insecurities, the resignation - sometimes it's easier to give up than to give in. Each choice brings about its own realities. Very well written!

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 12:55:00 PM

    Great write that touches us... Keep writting.

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 5:13:00 PM

    Sad...well written poem....thanks for your comment and Welcome to poetry soup. Today has been a sad day for me.

    Asbury Avatar Sherry Asbury Date: 9/7/2012 5:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much for reading and commenting! I am sorry you are sad and am willing to listen if you want to talk...
  1. Date: 9/7/2012 1:52:00 PM

    Hi Sherry... welcome to the Soup! I know you will enjoy your stay! Love and happy thoughts, Jack

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 10:53:00 AM

    An appreciative thank you for your kind comments on my poetry Sherry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 2:23:00 PM

    Hello Sherry, I highly enjoyed your poem, quite passionate.

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 1:44:00 PM

    Welcome to the Soup, Sherry! Perhaps the best thing about 'empty plains' they leave room for your quiet imagination and searching spirit. A wonderful new flavour to grace this site...best wishes!! Mikki

    Asbury Avatar Sherry Asbury Date: 9/6/2012 1:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Mikki - I am poet of a different color...write what my heart reveals to my pen and cover a lot subjects some poets consider unfit for being called poetry. But there are millions of you who write pretty, proper poetry - and I salute you... My drummer is a rebel(: