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Read Poems by LINDA DONKEL

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Tears falling gently on my chin like raindrops dripping off a leaf.
They are salt and warm, and cause me pain.
My heart feels as if it will break in two as if it is a tornado ripping through the trees. 
Uprooting everything that lives, Leaving all desolate.
I feel as if I should be dead, but this pain tells me I am not.

Tears falling like little rivers, flowing from my chin to my breasts
Feeling  as if I am floating, becoming one with the river of pain
Sobs are dying, becoming sighs like a breeze in the trees
Going from pain to desolation and soon to resignation.

Tears are as an ointment for our souls
Softening and cleansing, healing , making all whole.
Out of our tears we emerge as a phoenix, reborn.
Through our tears we rejoice, because if we feel we exist
And if we exist we live.

Copyright © LINDA DONKEL | Year Posted 2010

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  1. Date: 2/28/2016 8:00:00 AM

    LINDA, Enjoyed the way you expressed every line. Please keep writing, hope to see a new one from you again. LOVE LINDA
  1. Date: 1/7/2016 8:35:00 AM

    Linda, thank you for sharing, enjoyed the poem. SKAT
  1. Date: 9/21/2010 5:53:00 AM

    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Linda. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. You can look to the left side of the main page and find lots of information on PoetrySoup including contests by members of PoetrySoup and contests by the PoetrySoup site also which you may enter.If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 9/20/2010 11:39:00 AM

    Hello Linda: Fantastic poem. I really was impressed with the line "Sobs are dying, becoming sighs like a breeze in the trees"...awesome. Have a great day. Peace: Sheol
  1. Date: 9/18/2010 11:53:00 AM

    You did wonderfully well my friend nice written Linda-luv kelechi.
  1. Date: 9/17/2010 2:54:00 PM

    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. enjoyed reading your lovely creative write tonight.. hope your stay on soup is fun.. check out the contest scene to enter and good luck with luv..
  1. Date: 9/17/2010 10:18:00 AM

    As the week ends I find myself reading and enjoying the many diverse poems here at PoetrySoup today. I am glad to see your poetry among these Linda. Have a wonderful weekend. Love, Carol