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

  • Ruta Mohapatra (9/18/2017 12:25:00 AM)

    A great poem, beautifully expressed. (Report) Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/10/2017 11:41:00 AM)

    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
    Beautiful description of tear.
    Thanks poet.
    (Report) Reply

  • Sabita Sahoo (9/4/2017 11:10:00 AM)

    A tear
    Flowing directly from the tear in my soul
    Anchoring my feet and making me whole
    Nice poem. Thanks poet.
    (Report) Reply

  • Ann Mary (8/24/2017 2:00:00 AM)

    wonderful one! your imagination is beyond words. Your poems are world class. (Report) Reply

  • Nudershada Cabanes (8/23/2017 2:18:00 PM)

    Beautiful! A tear is a therapy for the soul. (Report) Reply

  • Joann Hill (8/18/2017 2:15:00 PM)

    What a deep insight into sorrow, pretty wonderful! (Report) Reply

  • Mohit Katyal (7/14/2017 12:18:00 AM)

    very nice poem.. described ur words in an excellent way (Report) Reply

  • (7/6/2017 11:41:00 AM)

    It can also be beautifully and melodiously read. True. (Report) Reply

  • Leonila B (6/20/2017 10:55:00 PM)

    Beautiful, powerful and empowering write Sir! (Report) Reply

  • Jeanette Telusma (5/27/2017 5:07:00 AM)

    Lovely poem... it speaks so clearly of an anguished heart. Great description, especially when finally... A Tear came. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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

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

  • 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

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 29, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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