Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tears - Poetry


Should I cry for that which is passed,
Tears, sparkling drops that dampen the soul.
Does it change what I can see?
Oh knife that stabs with pain that lasts.


Am I filled with regret for things done,
Tears, that flow and burn their path.
What good’s a breaking heart to me,
For life's moments that can’t be undone.


Has peace left me, flown like the white dove,
Tears, so fluid, drain away life's blood.
Is the hurt unreal, yet it feels so true,
It's wrapped around me like a silk glove.


Yet out of the darkness, light flows through,
Tears, dull and fade, no more to wound.
 Can I learn from life's mistakes,
My eyes now take a different view.


© Helen A. Howell

Illustration is a scribble by Helen


  1. Very nice. I like the way the second line in each stanza begins with "Tears" and the rhyme scheme with the first and last lines of each stanza.

  2. Thanks Zanna, I like to try out different things - glad it worked ^_^

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    1. LOL Tom you are funny - passes over the tissues ^_^


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