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

Topic(s) of this poem: alliteration, cry, crying, funeral, inspirational, inspire, inspired, overcoming, sad, saddened


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

  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (5/20/2020 10:02:00 AM)

    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
    - - - -A marvelous write, thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Magadha RaniMagadha Rani (1/17/2020 12:53:00 AM)

    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...I feel the great intensity of this brilliant expression! A great poem.......10(Report)Reply

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  • Ms Doubtfire (1/1/2020 1:43:00 AM)

    Probably got it finally. Silence is the answer. Glad you found it.(Report)Reply

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  • Panagiota Romios (12/6/2019 2:55:00 PM)

    Mahnicently penned. I Could feel this. Thank you.(Report)Reply

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  • A B Faniki (9/1/2019 11:41:00 AM)

    Brilliant words play with rhyme n rhythm frm a creative mind. I love it is well versed n great(Report)Reply

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  • Iftekhar IftiIftekhar Ifti (8/13/2019 2:30:00 PM)

    Much thanks to you my dear tear
    You are the reason I'm still here,
    Nice(Report)Reply

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  • Louemile Rosch MangulabnanLouemile Rosch Mangulabnan (5/16/2019 2:16:00 AM)

    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(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/6/2019 2:17:00 AM)

    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........./// ow what fabulous writings; another great poem(Report)Reply

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  • Bhagabat Prasad HottaBhagabat Prasad Hotta (5/1/2019 3:06:00 PM)

    Most wonderful poem it is.100++++++++++++++(Report)Reply

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  • Bhagabat Prasad HottaBhagabat Prasad Hotta (5/1/2019 3:05:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem it is.I really enjoyed it. It was so nice.100+++++++++++(Report)Reply

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  • Kasio Kudakwashe The creative artistKasio Kudakwashe The creative artist (4/24/2019 9:48:00 AM)

    A very touching poem thanks for sharing(Report)Reply

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  • Wajid (4/6/2019 2:36:00 PM)

    35101.2226367.5(Report)Reply

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  • Oluwatosin ThomasOluwatosin Thomas (3/16/2019 6:13:00 AM)

    This is powerful and has one unique emotional feeling,

    Nicely penned(Report)Reply

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  • Iftekhar IftiIftekhar Ifti (2/18/2019 1:24:00 PM)

    A tear
    Expressing unspeakable feelings
    Creating new channels of healing“
    Excellent example of tears purpose(Report)Reply

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  • Julia Luber (2/15/2019 11:44:00 AM)

    Most technically astute and moving of all the poems I've read so far. Very powerful and skillfully crafted.(Report)Reply

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  • Ankusha (1/22/2019 1:45:00 AM)

    Nice check out dream world by ankusha(Report)Reply

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  • Michelle RobertsonMichelle Robertson (10/25/2018 9:58:00 AM)

    Exceptionally done.

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

    Absolutely brilliant.(Report)Reply

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (9/5/2018 6:47:00 PM)

    A tear
    Carrying the DNA of pain
    Washing away hurtful stains
    A tear
    Expressing unspeakable feelings
    Creating new channels of healing
    A tear- -Absolutely stunning the way you presented this wise and inspired write! ! Top-notch literature.! 0++++++++(Report)Reply

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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (8/28/2018 2:13:00 AM)

    This is one of the most powerful writes I have read on the effect of a tear! When our mind is cloudy and our muscles are taut, when the heart feels a depressing weight, when there is a lump in the throat and words are choked there, when grief is frozen inside, it is difficult to cry! But if the frozen grief suddenly gets thawed and falls down in the form of a tear, the relief felt is tremendous. This poem is the best description of the therapeutic effect of a tear! Amazing write! Top marks!(Report)Reply

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  • Sunita chandla (8/25/2018 1:25:00 PM)

    Very moving n soooo beautifully expressed(Report)Reply

    Howard The Motivational Poet Simon(8/25/2018 1:40:00 PM)

    Thanks you very much Sunita for your excellent expressions and powerful positivity! Be always and bountifully blessed!

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 29, 2009

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 17, 2018