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My Gift of Tears

Leave you my tears?
I think you already own them . . .

They sparkle in dew on the grasses,
on your windows they cling to look in;
They see you with someone else laughing
And wonder if the joke is on them?
Days past they would have been with you,
Laughter's jewels alive in my eyes,
But tonight they beat on your windows;
Instead of bright smiles, they weep sighs.

Leave you my tears? 

In the rain they pour down from heaven,
They run down your walls to the ground.
They gather in rivers about you;
Don't you sense me when you are storm bound?
How you step on my heart when you walk out
With somebody else on your arm,
Playful like kids in spring showers,
Unaware of the heart you have harmed.

Leave you my tears? 

If I could wrap them up in a present,
give them all to you at one time,
My tears would make you an ocean,
Sink your ship on the sea of your crimes
My tears . . . to me they are holy,
They tell of the heartbreak I've known;
You never knew how to treasure 
The love that bowed at your throne.

I leave you my tears . . .


Faye Lanham Gibson
Copyright, September 5, 2014


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Date: 9/6/2016 8:37:00 PM
heartbreakingly beautiful well written :) I think we all have one of these xx
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Date: 9/15/2014 1:40:00 AM
Beautiful verse, very impressive poem! Congratulations on your win Faye.. love and smiles
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Date: 9/14/2014 10:55:00 PM
Faye, you've done it again!!! Congrats on your win!
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Date: 9/14/2014 10:49:00 PM
Heartfelt and touching piece of a poem, Congrats, Faye
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Date: 9/14/2014 6:08:00 PM
Very touching. congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce
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Date: 9/14/2014 1:47:00 PM
dropping back with my congrats Faye it was so good to read this again:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 9/8/2014 7:31:00 PM
I hate repeating myself all the time but this poem is so beautiful and absolutely brilliant Faye.
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Date: 9/6/2014 9:57:00 AM
Faye- I interpreted this the same as Richard as if they were God's tears until " My tears would make you an ocean...sink your ship on the sea of your crimes". I just loved that. Lovely poem-one of my faves. Good luck in the contest and thank you for your congrats on my poem.
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Date: 9/6/2014 3:24:00 AM
How gifted, beautiful and eloquent dear Faye, I really enjoyed this, hope you do well in the contest. Luv Tiaua.
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Date: 9/5/2014 4:58:00 PM
For some reason I envisioned Christ narrating this poem. We step on his heart in so many ways. We have erected our own thrones and court iniquity, all the while breaking our Savior's heart. I know that's not what you were going for however art can speak with many voices.
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Date: 9/5/2014 12:18:00 PM
Magnificent write Faye! U really r gifted , magical words , good luck dear!
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Faye Gibson
Date: 9/5/2014 3:25:00 PM
Thank you, Upma. Your comments mean a lot to me.
Date: 9/5/2014 8:43:00 AM
simply stunning! Your gift is an incredible pen which moved me to tears! This will do well in the contest I have no doubt:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Faye Gibson
Date: 9/5/2014 3:25:00 PM
Hey, Jan, thank you so much. I have been really busy the last few days, getting ready to travel. We are in Florida for September. So, I haven't been on the soup very much. Again, thanks for your comments; I really appreciate them.