Falling Tears

Tears are falling all around me,
diamond sorrow beads
silently spilling over flushed red cheeks.

A room full of emotion
becomes a sauna as numb people gather.
Perspiration dots foreheads,
dark circles stain arm pits.

Words of comfort are spoken
while words of sorrow are swallowed
along with stagnant, suffocating air.

A youth walking
in the shadow of addiction
stepped across onto the wrong side
of the line.
In an instant his soul sped away.
Life evaporated.

Anger rises above grief.
Anger at the monster
that has come into our homes.
Anger at the beast
that has enslaved our loved ones.
Anger at the powerlessness
we have in the face of this horror.

Hot tears stream.
Heaving tears overflow.
Shocked tears splatter.

Tears are falling all around me
diamond sorrow beads
silently spilling over flushed red cheeks.

7 thoughts on “Falling Tears

  1. irinadim says:

    Your poignant poem captures vividly the tragedy that has befallen our society. Beautiful lines!

  2. Meghan says:

    I totally agree with irinadim; it is a tragedy that has befallen society but addictions are also a tragedy that befalls a family. And for me it is on this level that your “Falling Tears” leaves me so moved.

  3. Michael33 says:

    Sadly beautiful… Reality expressed in poetry… Wonderfully done…
    Thanks for sharing with us…
    Hope your evening is most beautiful…

  4. cherylfoston says:

    What a wonderfully deep and touching poem. This poem I am sure resonates with a lot of people. As Michael said “Sadly beautiful.”

  5. mincs1 says:

    Thank-you, Cheryl!

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