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Ode to the salty tear

O' Salty tear, a mere clear drop that you are
You've emerged for a million different reasons
many of which only the shedder knows
for you've emerged in all seasons.

The season of sadness or reason of joy
the tears of grief and the tears of joy
You and your unalloyed saline taste
thou art' but an emotional waste.

O'Salty tear each time you drop into oblivion
why not vanish away with your shedder's grief? 
I tell you O' tear if you're to take my opinion
oughtn't you grant your shedder full relief? 

Ah but thou art' a ceaseless ocean in reserve and store
No one can be sure, he'll cry no more
When you trickle down those sad upturned lips
we know destiny perhaps made those painful slips! 

You are the raindrops of a grief-clouded heart
You do emerge when two lovers have to part

Help your shedder turn over a new leaf
so you're associated less with grief.

I've watched many a jilted lover
weep all alone by the sea-side most sorrowfully
and watched tears glide down noses or pince-nez
as their salty tears merged into the salty sea.

O' Salty tear but it's time you learnt to wash away
all and any poignancy from your shedder's heart
and be such a buddy who never wishes to meet again
the tearful shedder from whom you depart!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 3/30/2017 12:15:00 PM
Salty tears is a poem with many applications. Good show. I like your handling of the word.
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Date: 7/15/2015 5:17:00 PM
Hi My friend. You commented kindly on my ode Cool Dude. Had a quick peep through your stuff - particularly liked this. The famous Scots Poet Robbie Burns springs to mind on reading this - and it did not disappoint. Well penned, my friend!
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Date: 4/18/2015 11:16:00 AM
Hi S.zaynub Kamoonpuri ,you were blessed with great talent. such an amazing poem ... :) Keep your pen high!!! :))
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Date: 3/31/2015 9:36:00 AM
only a few in world i blv have been gifted with this and you are just sweet ,,i loved reading this#thankyou fr being in soup..looking forwrd to read more good #love--respct--@krb
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Date: 3/24/2015 11:08:00 AM
Excellent write my very dear friend, S.Z. I like it so much and thoroughly enjoyed. You are so creative! BIG CONGRATS ON YOUR WIN! Biggest hugs and cheers! love lots, Leonora
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Date: 3/22/2015 10:41:00 PM
S.Z. K., Congratulations on your awesome win. Thank you for participating in my contest. Stop by my latest blog "POETS" if you'd like. Enjoy the win and honorable mention. <3 <3 LOVE LINDA <3 <3
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Date: 3/18/2015 10:37:00 AM
Great write. You have a very high fantasy and originality.
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Date: 3/15/2015 6:27:00 PM
what an original idea. An ode on a salty tear! VEry nicely done.
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Date: 3/15/2015 10:59:00 AM
I enjoyed this excellent poem; I am impressed by this tribute which you pay to a tear that is shed for various reasons. Very creative. All the best. // paul
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Date: 3/15/2015 6:30:00 AM
Hi. You very kindly commented on my poem Superstar. Much appreciated. Had a quick scan through your work and I love the Salty Tear Ode. Brilliant. Louis Spence
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Date: 2/24/2015 1:29:00 AM
If our tears could eventually run out it would bring immense relief to us all... This poem is soulful, beautiful and so well expressed. Excellent writing!
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Date: 2/21/2015 12:04:00 AM
Incredible and Beautiful. S.,z K, epicly deep **SKAT LOVE**
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Date: 2/20/2015 5:23:00 AM
phenomenal write, S! i could taste your words here!
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Date: 2/19/2015 11:47:00 PM
A single tear can hold the weight of a lifetime. Splendid writing my friend. bfn Elane
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Date: 2/19/2015 11:38:00 AM
Love it...Love how creatively you wrote about the tear. I am not educated in the different forms of poetry, however; I need not be in order to appreciate such great and creative writing. Enjoyed this immensely.
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Date: 2/19/2015 10:42:00 AM
Hey S. - stopped by for a visit and this is such an inspired tribute to an intimate part of us that we seldom think about in this way. So beautifully written as well. Be Blessed, Neva
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Date: 2/19/2015 10:38:00 AM
but thou art' a ceaseless ocean in reserve and store... enjoyed your pen.. a 7 from me.. nad!
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Date: 2/19/2015 7:00:00 AM
'S' such beautiful words within your poem and the message is inspiring, wish I could stop the tears and thanks for visiting my poem oh the tears and for your kind comment, so appreciated ~~
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Date: 2/18/2015 12:55:00 PM
I really enjoyed reading and liked the poem.You wrote this very beautifully.:)
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Date: 2/18/2015 11:01:00 AM
I like this! Feels nice and easy, though I know the patience and care that has been poured into the creation of this write. I myself haven't tried mastering the many different forms and which is which. Congratulations for this wonderful quatorzain. Seven for me. I'll be back to check out the others. Bless you! :D Kim
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Date: 2/18/2015 8:32:00 AM
Nicely crafted. Deserves a 7. Thanks for visiting my work.
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Date: 2/16/2015 12:41:00 PM
Well penned piece pregnant with sincere emotions ! Really liked S.Zaynub !
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Date: 2/16/2015 12:34:00 PM
awesome....ur selection of words is far creative than that of an ordinary poet....wish I can b more like you......cheers
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Date: 2/16/2015 6:31:00 AM
Love the way this flows. Wonderful pen. Blessings on this wonderful day. A 7 from me. Janet
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