~the Power Of A Tear~ Poem by Howard The Motivational Poet Simon

~the Power Of A Tear~

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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

Thursday, January 29, 2009
Topic(s) of this poem: alliteration,cry,crying,funeral,inspirational,inspire,inspired,overcoming,sad,saddened
Terry Craddock 11 April 2015

Seems like insurmountable suffering, was washed away, not with a tear, but with a flood.

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Terence Craddock 12 January 2024

I wrote the poem 'Suffering Insurmountable' inspired by the poem '~the Power Of A Tear~' by the poet Howard The Motivational Poet Simon and dedicated to Howard The Motivational Poet Simon.

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Arlene Dery 11 April 2015

No doubt it deserves poem of the day. Also in top #500. Loved it!

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Jasbir Chatterjee 11 April 2015

quite a nice read...tears do indeed have a terrific effect, physiologically speaking...

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* Sunprincess * 21 November 2014

...........in my opinion this poem deserves a place in the top 100.....very nice

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Marlena Wilke 13 October 2022

This poem is absolutely one of a kind! So much emotion and fearfulness, wow, thank you so much for sharing xoxo

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BRI EDWARDS 26 November 2021


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Ibtissam Ibrahim 06 August 2021

good poem.. go a head

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Brave Hearts 06 April 2021

Great writing

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Brave Hearts 06 April 2021

'A tear Seasoned with the salt of reality rescued me from insanity'

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