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

  • Kelly Iyogun (4/27/2017 7:45:00 PM)

    Wow, what a wonderful poem, excellently writtten (Report) Reply

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  • Loppo Louie (4/21/2017 9:24:00 AM)

    Wow, a great poem there,
    Power of a Tear.
    (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren (4/8/2017 9:00:00 PM)

    Oh wow! What a fine poem.....! (Report) Reply

  • (4/1/2017 2:06:00 AM)

    Oh.really really brilliant.wonderfully written, so much organised thoughts. (Report) Reply

  • (2/7/2017 1:45:00 PM)

    eat your donkey cow horn beef thing (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2017 4:59:00 AM)

    Howard, all it took was that first tear when I first heard Hey Jude to allow all the pain and suffering to flow out of me in a flood of tears. Thank you for this brutally honest poem showcasing a brilliant mind and a truly tender heart. (Report) Reply

  • Abderrahmane Dakir (1/25/2017 6:40:00 AM)

    Well done. Amazing you excel into the emotions as well as imagination. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (1/6/2017 2:08:00 PM)

    tom allport
    a very emotional poem about releasing one's inner self out into the physical world. (Report) Reply

  • Tomas Prato (12/21/2016 6:19:00 AM)

    You've Smashed That Tear Into a Thousand Pieces!
    This is sledge-hammer poetry. It's making a mountain of a molehill. What are you trying to prove?
    The messy alliteration of the first 3 lines turned me off. I could go no further.
    This is nothing but gross verbiage.

    You have a lot to learn. Poems are not like diarrhoea.
    Poetry is a craft. Discipline, skill, and less of 'mawkish gush'!
    (Report) Reply

  • Lubinda Lubinda (12/20/2016 6:17:00 PM)

    Great poem nicely written (Report) Reply

  • (11/18/2016 4:43:00 AM)

    Wonderful I love it, and hope to read more. (Report) Reply

  • Kaity Desrosiers (11/14/2016 6:27:00 AM)

    Tears of relief
    Wonderful poem! 10+ We all need to feel a tear or so in order to have no fear! Love this poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rebecca Navarre (11/7/2016 4:53:00 PM)

    Oh! What A Beautiful And Powerful Write! ! ! Thank You So Much
    For Sharing! ! ! Added To Favorites! ! !
    (Report) Reply

  • Majid Gaggi (10/9/2016 12:10:00 AM)

    a wonderful one and great written (Report) Reply

  • Majid Gaggi (10/9/2016 12:09:00 AM)

    a wonderful one, it is amazing (Report) Reply

  • Majid Gaggi (10/9/2016 12:08:00 AM)

    a wonderful one, which is beautifully done, it is amazing (Report) Reply

  • Mary-lisa Russo (9/27/2016 8:55:00 PM)

    Such a whirlwind of emotions! This poem made me...FEEL! Excellent! (Report) Reply

  • Tammy Hendrix (9/15/2016 5:16:00 PM)

    Outstanding! I LOVE the word play and your use of language. From that day I celebrated the power of a tear from that line on I felt the release and it was powerful! I truly enjoyed this. Well done. I am new to this site and it is a true pleasure to meet you. I look forward to reading more of your words. Many blessings. (Report) Reply

  • (9/4/2016 9:37:00 AM)

    ❤❤❤ (Report) Reply

  • Shihabudheen K J (8/26/2016 3:11:00 PM)

    A rare poem of distinction on tears.Thanks for sharing it

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

    (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 29, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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