Joe Howell

Rookie (05-30-1950 / Tennessee)

Black Friday - Poem by Joe Howell

Why, on such a sun-filled day
would i awake, crying?
did the sun not rise, for me
to claim this day, make it into
that which i choose?

Why must emotions run in transparent
veins, returning to the heart and back
to the tears that fell, leaving only
an inner shell, that the outer knows not

I look upward to the sky, but it is black
even with the sun staring at me, smiling
a smirk, - maybe he can read emotions,
let him be someone's else road map
for today, i need rain to cover the tears

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 24, 2005

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