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

  • Silver Star - 4,074 Points Soul Watcher (6/2/2015 1:44:00 AM)

    Much thanks to you my dear tear
    You are the reason I’m still here

    Very lovely poem, thanks for sharing.... long poem but I liked it: -) (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 4,384 Points Points Of View (5/26/2015 10:52:00 AM)

    Wish that tears could heal my wounded heart.and replace the pain with happiness

    Nice poem full of inspiration (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,230 Points Akachukwu Lekwauwa (5/26/2015 6:51:00 AM)

    this could only come from the dept of soul. It shows the power of tear. This is a great piece. Please read my poem 'Isthmus Of Pain' (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,023 Points Hazel Durham (5/24/2015 5:35:00 AM)

    Outstanding write with such a beautiful style of writing you express your feelings with great clarity and with your very inspired lines, that impact with an emotional release that is like a volcano exploding with all it's pain and sorrow! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 850 Points Louis Borgo (5/23/2015 11:24:00 PM)

    unique style of writing and thank you for comments on my poems and rating them over the last five years at this point of my life i think i will continue to learn more of this art and craft rather then to write once more thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 208 Points Matt Ancient (5/21/2015 8:13:00 AM)

    well write and reads well poetry has future (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 44,557 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (5/20/2015 7:14:00 AM)

    push out....

    Cry your worry and tension out
    Think freshly about
    What can be useful?
    And more purposeful (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,967 Points Akhtar Jawad (5/15/2015 9:46:00 AM)

    A great poem by any standards.....................10 (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,098 Points Clarence Prince (5/12/2015 1:04:00 PM)

    Truly there are so many
    unspeakable feelings
    but God is Good!
    Nice work, Howard!
    Blessings! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,272 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (4/11/2015 10:25:00 PM)

    Thanks to Poem Hunter for choosing my poem The Power of a Tear as the poem of the day for April 11th 2015. Thanks also to all members who took the time to comment! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,207 Points Kelly Kurt (4/11/2015 7:45:00 PM)

    Well chosen poem of the day. Congratulations, Howard. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,598 Points Kim Barney (4/11/2015 3:58:00 PM)

    Powerful poem, abounding in alliteration and magnificent metaphors.
    Congrats on Poem of the Day. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,294 Points Brian Stafford (4/11/2015 8:56:00 AM)

    congrats on a great poem and getting poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,864 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (4/11/2015 5:16:00 AM)

    quite a nice read...tears do indeed have a terrific effect, physiologically speaking... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 622 Points Arlene Dery (4/11/2015 3:17:00 AM)

    No doubt it deserves poem of the day. Also in top #500. Loved it! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,402 Points Terry Craddock (4/11/2015 3:08:00 AM)

    Seems like insurmountable suffering, was washed away, not with a tear, but with a flood. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,879 Points Amitava Sur (4/7/2015 9:36:00 AM)

    A commanding portraying of tear. When we are in absolute distress, nothing can quench the pain, only the flow of tears will reduce it with no expectation in exchange.... very nice (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 30 Points Sreedhar (3/30/2015 11:18:00 AM)

    Much thanks to you my dear Simon, You are the reason we are all still here, (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 494 Points Elaine Sept (3/16/2015 1:15:00 AM)

    This is a lovely walk through emotion and resolution. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,382 Points Rakhi Jayashankar (2/11/2015 10:09:00 PM)

    very nice poem
    very. motivational for new poets (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 29, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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