Tears, where are you?
For ten days,
the stress mounts,
higher and higher.
Each incident unrelated to the other.
the weight bearing down
heavier and heavier.
it’s almost unbearable to carry.
If only I could cry
A tightening chest.
It boils to the top,
and finally … finally …spills over.
Ahh … refreshing,
you hold my hand
and wash me clean of poisons.
Even through clouds of your liquid,
my vision clears.
All crooked roads
are made straight.
You resolve my will.
don’t take so long
to show up next time,
so I can get on with things.
Thank you, tears.
by Lori (L. Virelli)
17 thoughts on “Refreshing, Tears”
Very beautiful indeed!! Tears cleanse, right?
Thank you coming over from my link, and for your comment.
Lovely verses with the feeling of relief washing over me as the tears did come!
Up down up down.
Forgetting, finding, forgetting, finding.
Tension, release, tension, release.
What is the flow that runs through it all?
This is a very strong poem, I really like it and your formatting the stanzas worked out well. 🙂
Thank you. I don’t really consider myself a poet. I just write what I’m feeling into poems. I had a difficult time formatting the dang thing on WP into the stanzas the way I wanted them. I just can’t seem to get this WP thing down properly. Thanks again for reading and commenting.
Oh, yes. I know this feeling well!
The power of tears! Oh, how refreshing! I love this piece!
I’m so glad you understood it in the spirit it was meant. Thank you for your comment.
Ooh! Yes. Tears release, and by so doing, strengthen, allowing you to get on with what needs to be done. They might creep back when least expected: the smallest thing can spark them off, but with each release comes a small measure of relief. Beautifully put, Lori.
Thank you for your kind comment. I’m glad it’s understood the way it was meant. 🙂
Awesome, Lori! Wow, I can feel with you… I can identify with this. And it feels so good when the tears can flow freely!
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Mirjam. Some people see tears as weakness, but I view them as a relief. Especially after I’ve been stressed for a while. I appreciate your comments.
Thanks Layla. It took me forever to format that page and I couldn’t get it to stay in the stanzas the way I wanted it without the blue background. I forgot to put that the poem is by me. 🙂
I figured it might be 🙂 Nice job! A good cry is always great 🙂
Love that Washington Irving quote 🙂
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