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An Empty Tissue Box

When pain hits hard, you might feel like your soul is bleeding out, but there’s no blood to see. Your body is the part that takes the toll, and physically you feel agony. Perhaps the pain goes to your heart as though a knife has sliced right through it, or you feel it in your gut as if you took a blow. No cut or bruise is shown, yet it is real! When both the body and the spirit seem to reach their limit, tears are overdue. You have to let those tears go! Let them stream and carry out the bitterness for you. An empty tissue box becomes the sign that soon, and hopefully, you will be fine. Checked with howmanysyllables.com

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Date: 1/1/2020 3:36:00 AM
Thank you for giving me permission to cry. "No cut or bruise is shown, yet it is real!" sums up this poem for me, and is a reminder why we need to tell others when we are hurting because they don't always have the outward signs of our inward pain. I love the imagery of tears carrying out the bitterness like a stream washing away sediment. Bravo!
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Date: 4/24/2016 8:05:00 AM
I love sonnets...and I really love this one!!
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Date: 5/3/2013 2:28:00 PM
I think at times we all need those empty boxes of tissue. Seems like that is the mood I am in lately. kids are all sick again with the flu and the 3rd time around. Oh well spring is here soon so won't be blue. love phyl
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Date: 4/30/2013 7:50:00 PM
You have caught my breath with every line.. I guess it is the sincerity you write with.. The examplification of what we really feel... All put in a sonnet! Going to my favourites! Great great great poem!
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Date: 4/26/2013 1:59:00 AM
awesome Andrea, this is a nice win. I really like this ;}
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Date: 4/20/2013 7:47:00 AM
Andrea I needed to read this poem today. It seems I have too many empty tissue boxes so I certainly can relate to your penned words. My surgeries have taken a toll on me and I have still a long road to recovery. Thank you for sharing this uplifting poem. Warm Smiles, Connie
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Date: 4/19/2013 3:06:00 PM
better late than never Andrea, love this winner, nice to be here again...
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Date: 4/19/2013 2:35:00 PM
powerful and uplifting write, my friend
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Date: 4/19/2013 11:28:00 AM
Nice poem showing the effect of inner damage with actions and reactions of tissues. Lovely done. Loved always, bl
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Date: 4/19/2013 10:25:00 AM
Hi Andrea, congratulations on your win! This poem is so beautifully and truthfully written. I could feel every verse with such clarity from your words you have penned. I've seen my share of empty tissue boxes for a lifetime, I know that with each one I am closer to healing. Thank you for such a beautiful write. Blessings and hugs
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Date: 4/19/2013 3:04:00 AM
Congrats on your nice win Andrea.~A.O
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Date: 4/19/2013 12:36:00 AM
I thought this one would be coming in higher on the list, but happy to see it in the winner's circle my friend. Kudos on your win!
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Date: 4/18/2013 11:23:00 PM
great energy very victorious even in pain
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Date: 4/18/2013 7:33:00 PM
Your poem is awesome Andrea, Congratulations in Craig's "Empty Tissue Box " contest;-) always~ PD
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Date: 4/18/2013 1:44:00 PM
I know what you mean Andrea ...sometimes I go in the woods and just have a good cry... we hold it all in too long sometimes...congratulations
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Date: 4/17/2013 7:06:00 PM
Congrad's on Your win, Light & Love
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Date: 4/17/2013 6:50:00 PM
Your heroic couplet is such a charm! Crying is a tough subject. I hope this evening finds you well since there are usually plenty of reasons to shed tears. I really like this ending because the hope is there for healing rather than getting another box. Funny thing--crying. I tell my wife she is lucky to be married to a crier.
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Date: 4/17/2013 4:10:00 PM
Hello Andrea, Awesome poem. I want to thank you for your comments on my poem Where Have all the Christians Gone. To answer your question about why I chose My poem as Haiku is because I am not up on all the different types of poems and was not sure what to put. I hope to learn the different types but it is going to take some time. Thanks again, Terry.
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Date: 4/17/2013 3:18:00 PM
Well done Andrea, congrats..Seren
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Date: 4/17/2013 8:10:00 AM
You have penned it well Andrea... I wish you Good luck in the contest.
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Date: 4/16/2013 8:57:00 PM
Another winner....Where do you put all your trophies ....rick
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Date: 4/16/2013 6:11:00 PM
So this is why the box is always empty when I need one eh lol. I like the 'No cut or bruise is shown', the eyes never lie though. Good luck in the contest. Take care, Richard
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Date: 4/16/2013 9:47:00 AM
Love this one, Andrea. YOu should send it in to the Kleenex company, wherever that is and offer up your services for their advertising department. Love, daver
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Date: 4/15/2013 10:13:00 PM
Andrea; This is very touching. You are so right - you have to let the tears go until the tissue box is empty. I say that the tears clean your soul andaliviate a great pain.... Is this for a contest? Lucilla
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Date: 4/15/2013 8:46:00 PM
Just keeping my nose blown empties the tissue box, don't know what I would do if I were prone to crying. Got rid of that emotion some time ago because it didn't work any more! :) Contest entered, Hugs to you! Love, Lizzie
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