Howard Simon

~the Power Of A Tear~ - Poem by Howard Simon

Pounds of pain punctured my progress
Tons of trouble terminated my tranquility
Swarms of stress subtracted my substance
My heart exploded like a thousand thunders
My mind melted and my spirit splintered
Hanging by a thread destined to burst

I tried to wash away the wounds with words
But the stains were deeply dyed in concrete colors
Verbal detergents were badly and sadly defeated
Verbosity crumbled, fell at my feet and retreated
Internal torment was the architect of my demise
Terrorizing my thoughts and hijacking my hope

Music tried to massage me out of my misery
But though the words were so wonderful
And the melody so moving and majestic
Misfortune only mushroomed and multiplied

I sought solution in the fraternity of friends
But their fantastic fellowship fell flat on its face
As the vanity of my vicissitudes vented and vomited
Causing emotional dehydration and mental suffocation

Pounds of pain to be pushed out
Stupendous swarms of stress to secrete
But nothing happened until a tear fell from my eye
It impacted me so powerfully that I began to cry
I felt so happy that I jumped for joy
I was like a kid with a brand new toy
From that day I celebrated the power of a tear
And with anyone who would listen, share:

Hand picked from the clouds of my heart
Providing me with an excellent new start
A tear
Carrying the DNA of pain
Washing away hurtful stains
A tear
Expressing unspeakable feelings
Creating new channels of healing
A tear
Traveling through tunnels of tragedy
Transporting tremendous tons of therapy
A tear
Rushing into a river of reformation
Creating a deluge of consolation
A tear
Tearing down walls of internal imprisonment
Building beautiful bridges of betterment
A tear
Providing homeostasis
Averting my crisis
A tear
Seasoned with the salt of reality
Rescued me from the claws of insanity
A tear
Flowing directly from the tear in my soul
Anchoring my feet and making me whole
A tear
Much thanks to you my dear tear
You are the reason I’m still here

Comments about ~the Power Of A Tear~ by Howard Simon

  • Majid Gaggi (10/9/2016 12:10:00 AM)

    a wonderful one and great written (Report) Reply

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  • Majid Gaggi (10/9/2016 12:09:00 AM)

    a wonderful one, it is amazing (Report) Reply

  • Majid Gaggi (10/9/2016 12:08:00 AM)

    a wonderful one, which is beautifully done, it is amazing (Report) Reply

  • Mary-lisa Russo (9/27/2016 8:55:00 PM)

    Such a whirlwind of emotions! This poem made me...FEEL! Excellent! (Report) Reply

  • Tammy Hendrix (9/15/2016 5:16:00 PM)

    Outstanding! I LOVE the word play and your use of language. From that day I celebrated the power of a tear from that line on I felt the release and it was powerful! I truly enjoyed this. Well done. I am new to this site and it is a true pleasure to meet you. I look forward to reading more of your words. Many blessings. (Report) Reply

  • Betania's Song (9/9/2016 7:24:00 AM)

    Really beautiful and gut wrenching words dear Sir but very much so a reality for many. The power of a tear, so much power in them. Power to heal and cleanse. I'm thankful for this write. (Report) Reply

  • (9/4/2016 9:37:00 AM)

    ❤❤❤ (Report) Reply

  • Shihabudheen K J (8/26/2016 3:11:00 PM)

    A rare poem of distinction on tears.Thanks for sharing it

    A tear
    Seasoned with the salt of reality
    Rescued me from the claws of insanity

    (Report) Reply

  • Rose Kanana (8/24/2016 1:19:00 PM)

    The sad to happy mood brought out great hope and catharsis. Great piece Simon (Report) Reply

  • Rajesh Thankappan (8/20/2016 12:02:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem on the therapeutic effect of tears and woven with great dexterity. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (8/16/2016 1:17:00 PM)

    A stunning write. The underestimated power of the tear. It can sometimes bring down the highest mountains or raise up the lowest valleys. Truly amazing. (Report) Reply

  • Hebert Logerie Sr. (8/11/2016 9:18:00 PM)

    Many powerful alliterations for a wonderful poem! (Report) Reply

  • Hebert Logerie Sr. (8/11/2016 9:16:00 PM)

    But their fantastic fellowship fell flat on its face, this is a genial alliteration, which will never falter. (Report) Reply

  • Maria Sharon Moemise (8/4/2016 1:11:00 AM)

    Powerful! I'm rendered speechless (Report) Reply

  • Mysia Hayling (8/3/2016 10:50:00 AM)

    What a wonderful well put together poem, truly excellent. I love it. It is an inspiration. A most insightful write. The play on the words, so well combined, truly depicting the picture so clear. As a poet I am truly impressed and inspired. Thank you for sharing. Keep writing. (Report) Reply

  • Anitah Muwanguzi (7/31/2016 11:54:00 PM)

    Tearing down walls of internal imprisonment
    Building beautiful bridges of betterment

    These are some of my favorite lines among so many incredible ones- wow.
    (Report) Reply

  • V.m.saraswathy Munuswamy (7/27/2016 11:01:00 PM)

    My god great research on the power of tears, unique, mindful, words, awesome reality, what a dedication with flow of thoughts, seasoned with vocabulary, masterpiece, really your name speaks your....self, I am happy to read and review your dear poems, thanks friend (Report) Reply

  • Stephanie Hazle (7/25/2016 11:43:00 AM)

    This poem brought me to tears. So wonderfully relatable and impeccably written. Bravo! ! !

    Seasoned with the salt of reality
    Rescued me from the claws of insanity...
    (Report) Reply

  • Golden Nkemdirim (7/25/2016 8:13:00 AM)

    This is beautifully done. A tear is powerful to cleanse all hurts and wounds. Thanks for reminding us. (Report) Reply

  • Gary Liles (7/13/2016 2:38:00 PM)

    Superbly written, a joy to read such finery. ☺😊😀 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 29, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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