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

  • (11/5/2018 3:00:00 AM)


    A beautiful celebration of tears. Never quite heard it like this. Well penned. (Report) Reply

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  • Michelle 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

  • Susan 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

  • Valsa 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

  • (8/25/2018 1:25:00 PM)


    Very moving n soooo beautifully expressed (Report) Reply

    (8/25/2018 1:40:00 PM)

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

  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (8/25/2018 12:49:00 PM)


    The last stanza can be treated as a powerful poem in itself.
    The consistency of putting the word tear enhanced the the beauty of this write.
    It is a flawless piece of art.
    A tear carrying the DNA of pain....
    Brilliant line from an amazing poem.
    Spellbinding write.So beautifully written.10+++++
    On to my Poem List.
    (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/25/2018 1:09:00 PM)

    Wow! Wow! Wonderful are your words of affirmation Rose! Thank you very much for you profound positivity!

  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (8/25/2018 12:42:00 PM)


    BRILLIANT! You have a great way with words.
    An encompassing write on one of the most powerful emotions.
    The great Poet has expressed in beautiful detail the power of a tear.
    The whole write was paved with marvelous lines adorned with gems of
    inspiration that enable and impel us to overcome obstacles in life.
    (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/25/2018 1:12:00 PM)

    Possibly there is only one word that would be sufficient in response-thanks! Thank you Rose for allowing the petals of you affirmation to grace my poems!

  • Muzahidul Reza (8/20/2018 3:30:00 PM)


    A tear (a drop of tear) has power is quite motivational / inspirational though the poem is emotional, painful your four lines clear the meaning of the poem:
    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

    great write, thanks for sharing, +++++++++++++++++ 10
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    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/21/2018 9:43:00 AM)

    Much gratitude for you kind affirmation my friend. Be always blessed!

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (7/24/2018 11:20:00 AM)


    Howard, you have the God gifted power of words that makes me come back to read your poems again and again.
    Once again, i read - I choose the mountain, Power of a tear, Thanksgiving and Something big. All the four poems have gone into my Favourite poems List. Thank you, dear friend for being such a wonderful Poet. You are truly blessed by God!
    (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/20/2018 2:22:00 PM)

    Thanks much my dear Geeta for you kindness and positive blessedness of my poems!

  • Petals Azureblue (7/8/2018 12:15:00 PM)


    You discovered at last the secret of a tear...emotional purgative. Profoundly put together. You know your stuff for sure. Thanks for sharing poet Howard.👌👌👌 (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/21/2018 9:45:00 AM)

    Gratitude for you kind affirmation my friend. Be always blessed!

  • (7/7/2018 6:47:00 AM)


    Comforting reading, I love the power of a tear, amazing reflection God continue your wisdom. Thanks (Report) Reply

    (7/7/2018 7:24:00 PM)

    Much gratitude to you my dear friend Tilda for you wonderful regards. Be excellently blessed always!

  • Akhtar Jawad (7/6/2018 12:27:00 AM)


    When nothing gives a relief these are tears that reduce our pains. An amazing poem by a great, perhaps the best poet at at this web site. (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/21/2018 9:45:00 AM)

    Thanks for you towering and generous tribute my friend!

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/7/2018 7:26:00 PM)

    Much thanks to you my Akhtar Jawad your you wonderful words and amazing affirmation. I am humbled!

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (6/27/2018 9:17:00 AM)


    This poem is a masterpiece. 'The power of tear' that transports us to a realm of inexplicable joy of such eloquent
    rhyme and rhythm in poetry, together with the intense emotion of sadness, sorrow and deep anguish.
    Howard, i just loved the flow of this poem with its exceptional beauty of expression. Great! 100+++
    (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/7/2018 7:27:00 PM)

    Geeta did you say masterpiece? Wow! Much thanks for you amazing affirmation. Be excellently bless always!

  • Mahtab Bangalee (5/29/2018 3:38:00 AM)


    Marked I am-

    A tear
    Expressing unspeakable feelings
    Creating new channels of healing

    10+++++
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    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/7/2018 7:28:00 PM)

    Much thanks Mahtab for you positive commendations. Excellent blessings always!

  • Robert Murray Smith (5/26/2018 8:44:00 PM)


    When we shed a tear it is the amygdala expresing what we need. A powerful write. (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/21/2018 9:46:00 AM)

    Much thanks for you affirmation! !

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (5/17/2018 4:11:00 AM)


    A tear expressing unspeakable feelings creating new channels of healing! Very powerful poetic expression my friend! Appreciated this wonderful piece of poetry! Full marks! (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/21/2018 9:47:00 AM)

    Gratitude my friend! !

  • Britte Ninad (5/16/2018 5:15:00 AM)


    wonderful expression- like to quote

    A tear
    Carrying the DNA of pain
    Washing away hurtful stains
    A tear
    Expressing unspeakable feelings
    Creating new channels of healing
    (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/21/2018 9:48:00 AM)

    Gratitude my friend! ! !

  • Bipasha D (5/1/2018 1:26:00 PM)


    Wonderfully written. Firstly, the alliterations were fabulous. Secondly, how you payed tribute to the tears are terrific. Into my poem list. (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/21/2018 9:48:00 AM)

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  • Narayanan Kutty Pozhath (4/29/2018 10:58:00 AM)


    Experiences will teach us to survive. Every tear is a lesson for survival (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/21/2018 9:49:00 AM)

    So true! Thank you!

  • Naila Rais (4/19/2018 10:54:00 AM)


    Such a great write... Love it... Tears are our strength, when you are to make yourself.. I would like you read my poems and express your views too...
    Naila
    (Report) Reply

    Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/21/2018 9:49:00 AM)

    Gratitude and thanks!

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 29, 2009

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 17, 2018


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