Saturday, November 1, 2014

Where the Tears


This poem was written for a dear friend after she shared that cancer had been found in her thyroid.  At first, unable to cry, I wrote the beginnings of "Where the Tears?".  But during worship one Sunday when we were both participating in the service, the tears were found and flowed freely.  I told her she messed up my poem; and finished it later that night!  I dedicate this poem to my friend, who...thank God, is still with us!!  And to many others who have lost that fight.


Emotions - deep within my soul -
Sorrow, joy, fear, happiness, hurt.
Sharing, caring; emotions out of control -
But ... where the tears?

My heart aches, cries out
"Why God, why?"
Life is so unfair -
Why has this happened?
Surely the tears will flow -
But - where the tears?

Deep inside tears fill my soul
Yearning to be shed.
Emotions - deep within my soul -
I look you in the eyes with love and concern.
but dry-eyed I wonder
Where the tears?

Then without a word -
With just a look of love from friend to friend -
Words are choked back beneath the flood
As slowly, freely
The tears begin to fall.

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    1. Appreciate your continued support...I think I have the Writer thing down again!!! I actually sort of wrote a poem this morning during the journaling I did after my morning devotion - it's still in draft form right now!.

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  2. Great job on finishing, fellow 31 Dayer. Good imagery in your poem from the heart.

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting! One of my heartfelt poems...

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  3. Lovely. I especially like the cadence of "Where the tears" rather than "where are the tears." It's jars your reader to the heart of your pain, because it's not how our minds anticipate the words. Good lesson in poetry. And a lovely gift to your sweet friend.

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    1. Thank you! I really don't remember a lot about the do's and don'ts of writing poetry...the words just came!!

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  4. Beautiful poem. I've felt this way when I've heard so many friends receive a cancer diagnosis!

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    1. Thank you! Appreciate your reading and commenting!

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  5. This is beautiful. I love poetry, but am not a poet!!! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting...I don't consider myself a poet either - or a writer...but as I continued on this journey and wrote about it in my blog...I think I have come to realize that I AM a writer, an amateur one at that, yet still a writer. I'd bet you had some hidden talents as one too!!

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  6. Absolutely beautiful. Sometimes things are *so immense* it's not possible to find the tears but when they come, they come thick and fast. And heal with every tear.

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    1. What a beautiful way to look at it...to find the tears...they come thick and fast. And heal with every tear." Beautiful!! Look forward to following your blog as well!

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