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

  • 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

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  • (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 (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+++
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    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • (4/5/2018 11:18:00 PM)


    Fantastic poem.!
    Literary and subjective delivery, magnificent.
    The power, consolation, delivery from pain thru that single tear that meant so many things at once is excellently
    constructed and felt. The reader follows in dismay and compassion. An unforgettable tear full of understanding, so important in so many ways.
    Quite a gem!
    (Report) Reply

  • Jez Brul (3/28/2018 1:56:00 PM)


    Sometimes amidst all the tribulations in life and we have no one to turn to, all we need is the company of a tear to feel better...A brilliant poem is perfectly crafted here...A perfect 10++++++ and to my poem list, too. (Report) Reply

  • Vaishnavi Pandey (3/21/2018 6:22:00 AM)


    you are the reason i'm still here..// beautiful expressions. you are a great poet.10++++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • (2/28/2018 11:50:00 PM)


    What is the tone of this poem? (Report) Reply

  • Henry Tong (1/28/2018 10:19:00 AM)


    Tear is a suffering. Tear is what tears we apart. But, tear is one of the reasons why we are here and why our emotion matters. You really master poetry. I admire your language. (Report) Reply

  • Frank Adie (1/7/2018 3:08:00 PM)


    In my speechlessness, I would manage to say: You are an amazing writer. (Report) Reply

  • Jesking Amu (12/15/2017 7:18:00 AM)


    This is the best poem to ever hit me, wow and many wows to you
    More grease to your elbow
    (Report) Reply

  • Lea- Beima Dorestin (12/10/2017 12:06:00 AM)


    This is an awesome poem! !
    Alliteration at its finest! ! !
    (Report) Reply

  • (11/22/2017 3:15:00 AM)


    Oh, my god. This is beautiful! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 29, 2009

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 17, 2018


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