Tuesday, May 21, 2013

These Tears - dVerse May 21, 2013


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These Tears!
 
Has life left you broken, who holds the token

a token of hope, in a world of confusion

gentle bruising and contusions

could this be an epidemic, call a medic



Today, do you live in a state of fear

the world in civil unrest, too much to digest

everyone hungry for a taste of freedom

searching for their Garden of Eden



These tears I cry, I cry for you

let’s bury hatred and past sorrows

plant new seeds for better tomorrows

these tears I cry, I cry for you



Yesterday's, lessons shadows of the past

break the stronghold of oppression

who will lead the intercession

cast out demons, humanity to stand fast



Today, let’s strive for precious moments

inhale the richness of happiness

exhale the pain of strife, sadness

feel a healing, a sense of newness



These Tears I cry, I cry for you

let’s bury hatred and past sorrows

plant new seeds for better tomorrows

these tears I cry, I cry for you


author's note: I wrote this a while back and read it at an open poetry mic and thought I would share it here tonight

42 comments:

  1. let’s bury hatred and past sorrows
    plant new seeds for better tomorrows....and good to water these seeds with out tears... and cool on performing it on an open mic night as well

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    1. Claudia,

      Thanks, I still get nervous about the open mic readings but, it is rewarding on a personal level.

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  2. I hope we can do this. Having riots in your home town - this hits close to my heart. the sentiment is just great, and I can actually imagine this being sung.

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    1. Hi,

      thanks for the comment..I guess it could be a bit of a song as it has a lyrical feel. Perhaps, with a gentle guitar weeping silent tears.

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  3. and let there be tears of joy... loved the positive focus

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    1. Hello,

      Thanks for the comment it is always appreciated here in my space/place.

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  4. and let there be tears of joy... loved the positive focus

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  5. I love the beautiful message, we should all bury the hatred and past sorrows and plant those seeds for new tomorrow ~

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    1. Heaven/Grace,

      thanks so much for the lovely comment.

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  6. let’s bury hatred and past sorrows

    plant new seeds for better tomorrows

    these tears I cry, I cry for you....inspirational and a good message. Lovely!

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    1. ayala,

      Thanks so much for stopping over for a read..always nice to read your comments.

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  7. on some level i think it is good our heart breaks for the world...and to see those seeds of a better tomorrow planted...it is each of our responsibilities...

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    1. Brian,

      I think you are right if our hearts did not break we would not feel and I think it is better to feel the pain in the world for then maybe, change can happen within each of us..just a thought..

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  8. We really do need to bury hatred, to move on, to hope for a better tomorrow. We need to all find those precious moments and savor them.

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    1. Mary,

      I so agree..enjoy the moments in life as they are precious. Thanks!

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  9. A hopeful message, gently but firmly expressed. Precious moments of happiness will surely be welcomed by all.

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    1. Hi Aprille,

      Thanks so much for the read and reply.

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  10. may it be so, may it be so.

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  11. Look at you go
    Being all wise at your show
    A bit of breaking
    Can leave one aching
    And into a rebirth
    Making a better earth
    Now this niceness is through
    I need to go back to being hateful at my zoo lol

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    1. I was wondering when you would appear
      thought perhaps you had disappeared
      good to know you have a nice side (lol)
      as you ride the waves of the tide
      thanks for bringing some cheer
      you've made my smile wide..

      Wishing you a great night ....sleep tight..

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    2. The Cat's getting older
      And a little bit bolder
      Sleeping in like a king
      Dreaming of that money thing.

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    3. The money is just a dream
      No cash stream lol
      Had a vacation day
      So was slow coming to play

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    4. A vacation day is great
      release some steam
      or sleep and dream
      maybe, open the gateway
      or get away for the day
      I know the cat will
      always be back to play

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  12. Truedessa, love the refrain throughout this poem. A gentle piece of writing.

    Pamela

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    1. Pamela

      Thank you for the read and reply. Have a great day!

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  13. The last time I cried was in 2008
    When my poor Granny died all at ease with her fate
    Life's about moments - some sour, some sweet
    About goodbye's, shaking hands when you meet.

    P.S. 'could this be an epidemic, call a medic'
    is something our purring friend could've written too,
    but then his next line would be about stinky feet and kitty litter poo. ;)

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    1. Hi Blue

      I am sorry to hear about your granny
      Loss is always difficult as we grieve
      Tears can sometimes bring release
      Life is about moments some hi
      and some lows..I am a crier as
      I feel things deep in my core..
      I often identify with the weeping willow
      as I cry upon my pillow.

      Yes, that cat is clever with rhyme
      and I am certain he could add a
      line or two.

      Wishing you a great day my blue friend
      shall we sing a song as we dance under
      a blue moon..

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  14. ...i am glad you didn't go dark all throughout in this piece... that there's still lightness in your voice to savor the good memories.... freed a thousand drop of tears then rise up ever bolder and braver with a smiling aura... smiles... loved the palpable emotions you put here...

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    1. Hi

      Actually, when I was writing this piece I was in a place of sadness. I tried to maintain some balance within the write as there is always hope even through eyes filled with tears. Thank you for the comments I always find them insightful.

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  15. I am so glad you commented at my site so I could experience this poem. A true depiction of empathy in its finest hour. Crying for others, for the world, may seem difficult, but when the facts are laid out, as they are here, what else is there to do but let loose with a full-moon cry? Peace, Amy

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    1. Hi Amy,

      Thank you for coming over to read my work. I think sometimes all we can do is cry as we take in the view.. but, there is always hope for a better world.

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  16. I love how you played with the rhymes here, Truedessa!

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    1. Hi

      Welcome to my place
      so nice of you to visit
      Thank you!

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  17. I love to hear pieces like yours T open mic nite. Very moving and inspirational!! I would have lived to hear u speak it. "If your heart is broken who holds the token. That is great!! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you for such a wonderful comment. I always appreciate replies

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  18. Sorry I misquoted you "has life left u broken"

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    1. That is ok no worries here..

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  19. It seems that I'm not the only one that absorbs the grief and fear of others. Beautiful.

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    1. You are not alone..I often feel the pain of others and sometimes I have the need to express it through my writing. Wishing you peace!

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