I WANT TO CRY

 

I want to cry

Reprieve from incessantly asking why

The burdens I carry on my shoulders,

Diminish my path’s view, to nothing but boulders.

I want to cry.

Could the tears wash away sorrow?

Relieve the past with a simple sigh?

Where is youth’s determination? Where can I find hope for tomorrow?

 

I watch the world crumble around

Visions slain, goals no longer abound.

People freely abuse each other

Call life a game to justify how they smother.

 

Witnessing I see dis-ease used as a tool

The perpetrators manipulate, trying desperately to rule

They are stuck in their delusions of separation

I pray not to be around for the karmic payback of their creation

 

Is it so tough for us to accept and love ourselves?

Have we, as a society, relegated “I’m OK” to a book on the shelves?

How can it even be someone’s imagining, their druthers?

To think lying or blame, elevates their status in the eyes of others?

I'm OK - more than a book...

 

If you too have felt jostled as if a pawn,

In the seeds of destruction, another has spawn,

Treated with no value, no respect – with true disdain,

If your shoulders are heavy, your heart in deep pain,

 

Come cry with me.

Together, understanding the power of true unity, we will see

If our tears can, to any degree, wash away sorrow

Allowing light and compassion, for a hopeful morrow.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Thank you for sharing this. I hope you find the strength to persevere through this and find solace in such torment.

It was good to hear from you again, SEM Pro.

Dohn.


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maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

I won't come cry with you, but I will cry inside for you...please borrow my rather broad shoulders for a time...I give you a virtual hug and wish you to look to tommorrow with anticipation, for this too will pass...Larry


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SEM Pro 7 years ago from North America Author

Thank you for visiting Dohn - my first friend, always there to care.

It is in reflection that I can finally write, having learned from what transpired. Such torment exists through-out the world. In a way I was hoping it might resonate with those who see, and call out the abusers and their game. Perhaps then, we as a society, will stop feeling sorry for manipulators who treat others so badly, as they themselves feign martyrdom. Their game is masterful, their deceit eventually believed by even themselves - so as to be conveyed more convincingly.

It does make me want to cry. I know how dramatically they will have to suffer before they "get it". As we are indeed connected, the more who have to suffer, the longer it will take to reach real unity and peace... I appreciate you Dohn. Thank you for your comment - and compassion!


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SEM Pro 7 years ago from North America Author

Thank you Larry - could have used those broad shoulders to extricate myself from the abuse :) The hug feels G-R-E-A-T! Thank you too, for the reminder that this too shall pass. Anticipation would feel good, perhaps I will pretend I can cry on your shoulders to allow room for good feelings to flow...


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kirstenblog 7 years ago from London UK

Gave this one a up bump. Its good sometimes to just let this stuff all out, poetry is a great way too. Beautiful :)


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SEM Pro 7 years ago from North America Author

Thanks kirsten - you are so right! Think we get bogged down holding onto everything - as if it might not be there again in life if we don't. In fact, wouldn't that be great if it wasn't!

Appreciate you coming by - and the thumbs up bump :)

As you go, so go I - letting go and "beautiful" are a wonderful way to go dear friend! Thank you


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GPAGE 7 years ago from California

They are stuck in their delusions of separation

I pray not to be around for the karmic payback of their creation

& THESE 2........

If you too have felt jostled as if a pawn,

In the seeds of destruction, another has spawn,

Treated with no value, no respect – with true disdain,

If your shoulders are heavy, your heart in deep pain,

VERY powerful words!!!! I write lyrics to express my frustrations with this crazy world. I enjoyed your "words." Best, GPAGE


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SEM Pro 7 years ago from North America Author

Thank you so much GPAGE. Honored by your comments. This world can be crazy and frustrating yes?! Glad we can release with our words - to rise above the delusions of separation and realize we all feel the same once in awhile.

Just as with islands, viewing only the surface, appearances are different. Whenever we go deeper, it becomes clear that we are indeed connected - and the same.

Appreciate you stopping by!


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lxxy 6 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

This is positively stunning. A rally cry for calling out of abuse? I like!


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SEM Pro 6 years ago from North America Author

Yes, we call out in unison lxxy - each in our own way - connected as both rebels and rays of light, accepting the response-ability to act on what we witness. Hopefully, many will have the ears to hear, for there is nothing more fulfilling than waking up out of the negative energy surrounding us. "It's about time, it's about changes... It's about you and me together, and it's about time..." J.Denver


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lxxy 6 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

Lovely quote...

"Responsibility to the responsible!"-Anton LaVey

^ever read his stuff? Interesting.


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SEM Pro 6 years ago from North America Author

Not yet lxxy :) Last night I was just reminded: to those who have been given much, much is expected... As we are responsive and able - we have indeed been given much. The tears are etched in our dna - I'm so glad we now have a tool to cleanse even those!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Very nice poem. Every nice subject. Very nice message. Very nice comments. Very nice soul!


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SEM Pro 6 years ago from North America Author

Thank you Micky Dee - our new friendship means a lot to me because it seems we are kindred souls with like minds. Appreciate your visit - very nice :)


ralwus 6 years ago

Well, I am done crying and when I can I write about it. I know how you feel though. Cheers now, CC


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SEM Pro 6 years ago from North America Author

Hi again Charlie! Thanks for your visit and comment. I too am pretty much done crying - time for action and more than words for me. Looking forward to reading your "imaginative" book now that the day's actions are winding down. See you soon on your hubs :)


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

Well it's been 2 years and you shared your tears with some pretty special people who stood here in this hub with you Sylvia. I hope that since you wrote this work, vast positive change has occurred that requires major smiling! This poem I missed until now, I guess that today was the right time for me to read it and to appreciate your words.. which I did. I agree with those other special voices here... virtual hugs never have an expiry date and I trust anticipation defeated the need to cry! Take care... PD


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SEM Pro 4 years ago from North America Author

Aloha Rob :) Thanks for coming by - made me reread, remember and take a look at the journey since. I still witness the same abuse but am much less involved personally. Perhaps once we see it, getting caught in the web others' weave is less likely. Had to look at whether enjoying the solace of nature through forests or water or sunrises and sunsets as we do, is akin to apathy/indifference or rising above. E-motion is our energy in motion and through that we grow. Is there growth if we only enjoy being here (without emotional interaction with others)? Not sure but I can say that these days I'm thoroughly enjoying no drama or stress - just pure creativity :) Yes, wonderful people came by with unexpirational virtual hugs! Delighted to reconnect with you and I return a huge hug with pure love!

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