11/11/11 : the tears came down from heaven: a poem

heavens cry for those who die

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When I was just a child,

my grampa told me this,

“the heavens cry for those who die,

but you can make a wish ...


You can ask the souls for help,

but only if you're true,

to help someone in need

is something they might do"


As I laid in bed last night,

and listened to it start,

the sound of mother nature wailing,

was pulling at my heart


Although I knew this day was coming,

I hoped it might not be,

that she would sob all night and day,

for the loss of what she sees

we all need food and water to grow

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It happens every year

on this day of memories,

but this year the rain was louder,

than it’s been for centuries


She has watched us use our hate,

to destroy ones we should love,

she has watched the earth be pillaged,

and money worshiped far above...


Above the water, food and love,

we all need to grow;

the earth, people, and creatures,

everything we know


She knows within our hearts,

no one really wants to die,

it's part of human nature

to protect, love and survive

a million souls were calling

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As the tears fell down upon me,

from the sky and loved ones left,

A million souls were calling,

from the heavens at unrest


They gave their lives to bring us peace,

and look what has been done,

more and more have lost their lives,

in battles never won


The earth and sky today,

on 11/11/11, at 11:11,

shed their last tear, for this sad year

for those lining up to heaven


And as heaven's tears ran down my face,

I said a quiet prayer,

I asked the souls to help us change,

and make us more aware


To stop the raping of the earth,

we seem to do so well,

to learn to love, respect and help

all the people of our world.


And as I finished quietly,

and my heartfelt prayer was done,

heaven's tears they went away

and turned into the sun …


© 2012 eye say

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Nat Amaral 5 years ago from BC Canada

Such a beautiful poem. A lovely dedication on this Remembrance Day.


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eye say 5 years ago from Canada Author

thank you, it was a touching experience as always but there was something different for me this year as you have read,

I appreciate your comment, truly.


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KT Banks 5 years ago from Texas

Wow! Very powerful words. So Beautifully written and thought out. Thank you for sharing.


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eye say 5 years ago from Canada Author

thank you for that, my first poetry attempt in over 30 years, I was a little nervous to share.


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KT Banks 5 years ago from Texas

You certainly have a gift. I've made a couple attempts at poetry, but I don't think it's my thing. Novels are a lot easier for me. :)


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eye say 5 years ago from Canada Author

thank you KT you are too kind


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dallaswriter 5 years ago from North Carolina

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!! I couldn't have said it any better.... voted up, awesome, beautiful and useful! Now a follower as well....


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eye say 5 years ago from Canada Author

thanks dallaswriter, much appreciated, feel free to pass it on ...


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eye-see 5 years ago from canada

powerful, thank you for that ...


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Felixedet2000 5 years ago from The Universe

good rhythm and lines, i flow along and never wished it ended.


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eye say 5 years ago from Canada Author

thank you Felixedet2000, I'm glad you enjoyed it...


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Absolutely beautiful poem, good rhythm.

Very powerful words, I agree with KTBanks it was well thought out and a very moving dedication for remembrance day, thank you for sharing your first poem for 30 years!

voting up and beautiful.


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eye say 5 years ago from Canada Author

thank you movie master, you kind words are appreciated!


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

Wonderful poetry., You brought a sad memory to light for all of us and it´s good to remember.

Have voted up, awesome and beautiful.


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eye say 5 years ago from Canada Author

Dim, I really believe war and the results are sad and not the desired outcome, but it is always the same. It makes me sad. Thank you for appreciating the reminder.


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jandee 4 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

Lovely and thanks,

jandee


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eye say 4 years ago from Canada Author

thank you for reading jandee,

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