Lyn Paul

Gold Star - 32,194 Points (17.03.1965 / Mt. Barker S.A)

Holding Back Tears - Poem by Lyn Paul

Why do you hold back the tears
Are you afraid they won't stop
Will those flood gates open
Of all in life you have lost

How do you smile each day
With all the pain you have suffered
Smiling to make others smile
Yet way down inside are you bluffing

You see the pain of others and want to soothe their pain
It is an enormous feel of success
When you see the smiles you gain

Will you get through this heartache
The hardest pain of all
Forever climbing a mountain
To avoid a dangerous fall

You know you must keep rolling
Having seen others climb higher
There is a gift in each new day
And a will to inspire

Create your own outcome
Believe there is away
Hide from any darkness
See light in each new day

Are you holding back to save the makeup
Smudging on your face
Or is it that positive feeling
And the words of.. 'Amazing Grace'...


Copyright Reserved 11th December 2015
Lyn Paul

Topic(s) of this poem: believe, giving, hope, inspiration, survival

Comments about Holding Back Tears by Lyn Paul

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/14/2016 8:04:00 AM)

    We keep Rolling! Because, there is a way. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/3/2016 6:16:00 AM)

    I like this poem, Lyn. The message here is that you need to hide your pain for fear of upsetting the ones you love,
    and believe in your ability to carry on, if only for the sake of your family.
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  • Unwritten Soul (12/23/2015 8:11:00 AM)

    When i read poem by you i always find a certain way that really shown me poetric signature in your work...and like other works, this one is also soooo nice and so goood to read :) (Report) Reply

  • Nigel Norton (12/14/2015 8:49:00 AM)

    Well, there's a lot there for me to think about....once the tears are out though you can stand up, brush yourself down and start again......enjoyed it Lyn. (Report) Reply

  • (12/11/2015 12:39:00 PM)

    tears and hugs for you my friend. I well know about holding back the tears. Hiding the pain. Smiling although inside you are dying. Healing others when you cannot heal yourself. I wish I could bring a smile to your face and laughter to your heart. My prayers for you every single day. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (12/11/2015 5:51:00 AM)

    Having pain, tear and suffering also many of us smile whole day after having trust on self. Forever climbing a mountain they hold back the make up of successful hopes. Very nice and finely drafted sharing. Wisely penned.10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 11, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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