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Tears When My Fingers Hurt- A Collaboration by Akkina Downing and James Swartz

When my fingers hurt the pain binds and forms at the base of my greatest fear I never knew fear Until it knocked on my door So fierce that What words were on the tip of my tongue Are drying up into dust in my mouth The taste that lingers a lifetime a sickness summoned for the saints to strafe the fear growing inside the soul My heartbeat escalates to full speed But my body is numb to the floor And my mind is in a twirling tornado Tears of fear rush down into streams When my fingers hurt and I can not write this fear beckons to my mind as I use the verbs to clear the nerves Can you hear the drops of my tears Drumming to the beat of my fear

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 12/16/2017 9:57:00 AM
TRULY SUPERB POETRY WRITTEN IN HARMONY AS IF ONE VOICE! Congratulations to you both on creating this wondrous and inspiring piece my friends! A fav.....
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James Swartz
Date: 12/16/2017 6:36:00 PM
Thank you Robert! It was fun and Akkina made it simple and easy for me to go along with her ideas.
Date: 12/16/2017 8:42:00 AM
A very beautiful and harmonized collaboration. Congratulations on a great duet.
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James Swartz
Date: 12/16/2017 6:35:00 PM
Thank you Rhoda. It was fun to do!
Date: 11/26/2017 5:56:00 AM
Tears are silent, because they cleanse the soul from all the pain.. This is very deep and emotional.. An excellent collaboration by the both of you..
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Date: 11/25/2017 9:13:00 AM
I like how you "use the verbs to clear your nerves"...Very nice collaboration Akkina and James
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James Swartz
Date: 11/25/2017 5:59:00 PM
Thank you Joseph. We are glad you like this collaboration it was fun to write.
Date: 11/25/2017 7:33:00 AM
Well written James and Akina - seamless write - I cannot tell who wrote which part. Well done and the fear comes out poignantly in the poem...Maria
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James Swartz
Date: 11/25/2017 6:01:00 PM
Thank you Maria. It came together very quickly too. Glad you enjoyed it.
Date: 11/25/2017 5:56:00 AM
Yes--I can hear the drops of tears! Kudos to you James and Akkina--your poem makes an impact!
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James Swartz
Date: 11/25/2017 6:04:00 PM
Thank you Vijay that's what we were hoping for!
Date: 11/25/2017 5:49:00 AM
James it was fun working with you and thanks for being patience with me :) hugs and smiles :)
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James Swartz
Date: 11/25/2017 6:06:00 PM
Thanks again Akkina! I had fun collaborating with you.
Date: 11/25/2017 1:20:00 AM
I have no idea, but will say when I suffer anxiety, I feel this, tips of fingers hurt for no reason, so even if I am off, this poem resonates with me deeply! great write! oh and great collab!
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James Swartz
Date: 11/25/2017 6:03:00 PM
You understand as usual Arthur. Just pain and fear and a kind of hopelessness that goes along as well.