Beyond Fears and Tears: An Example of a Love Poem

Facing a wall of tears.
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Poems can be a catharsis to help alleviate fears surrounding love that may have built up in our lives. Whether you are are the reader or the poet, sometimes it's about leaving behind the fears we have built up in our minds. Then again, there are times when it is just too overwhelming to be ignored. Poetry is the perfect platform for expressing a myriad of emotions, no matter the emotion; fear or joy, sadness or horror, adulation or hatred.

Poetry is from the gut, whether it is dramatic poem extolling the victories of war or a love poem or a poem about depression, sorrow and longing. Poetry is both the escape and the captor.

An audience can be enthralled by the beauty of the words in poetry. That same audience can be brought to its feet proclaiming justice and victory. Poems are companions, to be learned and recited at the darkest hour or in the joy of dawn. The resulting poem is not always the writer's choice, but it is always the writer's labor.

Beyond Fears and Tears


Are you destined to wallow in a lake of fears

All the while facing a wall of tears


That threaten to overwhelm -

To drag you to its darkest realm?


Lose your dreams, bit by bit,

And abandon yourself to drowning in an endless pit,


Swept into a blurred vortex of sedition,

One made complicated by abject contrition.


You are surrounded by darkest of hearts

So cold, love has not even a chance to start.


How can you - why should you - reach out?

Is falling in love a task left only for the most devout?


Can you ever hope to scale

Love in the face of such coldness that it leaves you spent and pale?


Yet, when you look in his eyes you know

Never to abandon love's quest, no, let yourself fall deeper, pulled by the strongest undertow.



© Cynthia Turner 2013.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

That was very pretty, Cydni. Great images!


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Very nice, and a bit mysterious at the end.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks for taking a look today! Take care.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

I'm so glad you could take a look at Beyond Fears and Tears.. Thanks for the positive comment.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

Can you ever hope to scale

Love in the face of such coldness it leaves you spent and pale?

I love this line.. damn wish I have thought of it first LOL and yes it is beyond fear and tears.. voted awesome :)


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you, thank you for finding a few lines "quote worthy." You know that can carry me through the day!

I appreciate your comments and vote., always.


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Fear will always be there. Sometimes you just have to take a chance on love because if you don't take that risk, then you'll never know what could have been. voting up!


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

You are right. Love is a risk, but the reward is tremendous, so everyone keeps trying to get it right with as little pain as possible.

I appreciate the comment and the vote.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. A nice and creative poem. A lot of people fear what they don't know or are unsure of.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Gypsy, Thanks for a favorable vote. The unknown if probably the biggest fear factor and love is so often a venture into the unknown.


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

I love the last two lines here. True, we should not be dragged down by the strongest undertow in our quest to grow, move forward. I love the imagery here!! Thumbs up!


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello Michelle, Thank you so much for leaving a comment, especially one that is so favorable. It is great when another writer likes what you've written. I appreciate you taking a moment to read Beyond Fears and Tears.


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

A pleasure!! Forgot to say that I'm sharing this!


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

A double thank you. Have a great day!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

I love this, Cyndi. The eyes tell us so much...andwhen we love someone and are closely bonded, we can literally SEE what their eyes are telling us....Beautiful and profound!...UP+++


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Paula, Thank you so much for having such a positive reaction to my poem. The eyes do tell so much, even when we try to hide.

Have a wonderfully creative day!!


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acaetnna 3 years ago from Guildford

This is lovely, poetry at its best. It tells a story of someone I know. Voting up and pressing your buttons too.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello acaetnna, Your feedback is really encouraging. I wanted it to be real since most of us have had such emotions in the past. Thank you so much.


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina

Beautiful poem! You have some great poetry!


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Ruchira 3 years ago from United States

Wow...it is so powerful and yet some soft moments.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Tammy, thank you for being so generous. It keeps me writing.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello Ruchira, I'm so glad you took a look at Beyond Fears and Tears and liked it.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Mmmmm...where there's life there's hope, eh?

i sure as hell hope you're right Cyndi..

Lol..up and sharing, dear..


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Or where there's hope there's life?! Chicken and egg thing, maybe? Which comes first?

Thanks so much for taking a look and for thinking Beyond Fears and Tears should be shared. I appreciate it! Take care!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

This is beautiful and so motivational! An absolute delight to read. Up and awesome, my dear friend.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello Rajan, Thank you for leaving such a positive comment about Beyond Fears and Tears. You know that comments like that make a writer's day.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

A brilliant read and I am so glad I came across it.

Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Eddy, I happy you came across this one too. Thanks for the positive feedback.!

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