I Wish I Could Cry

it’s been such a while

since I last saw you

I’m dying inside

I wish I could cry

it’s been such a while

since I held your hand

it’s been such a while

since I made you glad

I’m dying inside

I wish I could cry

I wish I could let go

of all of this pain inside

I’m drowning in tears

inside out

upside down

wrong way round

I wish I could let go

of all of this

all of this pain

I’m dying inside

I wish I could cry

it’s been such a while

since I touched your face

I’m dying inside

I wish I could cry

it’s been so long

it’s been so long

it’s been so long

it’s been so long

I’m dying inside

I wish I could cry

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tonymac04 7 years ago from South Africa

Hey Russ - what a joy it is to read your poems and other writings. Thanks so much for sharing them.

Love and peace

Tony


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

sometimes the tears that won't fall is more painful than crying a river. thanks for sharing Russ :D


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Proud Mom 7 years ago from USA

Ah...we meet again, Chris.

Russ-this is so emotional. How can you write that and NOT cry?!?!! I'm off to see if you have written any others.....


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maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

Russ....

Your words are doing the crying for you...nicely written...Thank you.


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Lgali 7 years ago

very good


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Beautiful. I love the movement especially in the second stanza. This poem is very much like a dance to me. Bravo.


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thanks Frieda, you've got it. It's a song I've written and it does feel like a dance.


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Jewels 7 years ago from Australia

I cried today. Like Cris A said, the ones not shed are the most painful. Nice poem Russ.


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C a m m i e 7 years ago from England

nice one :) x


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thank you, tears are part of the healing.


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Amanda Severn 7 years ago from UK

Tears are certainly part of healing. Well said. What a sad poem.


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi Amanda, thank you for reading.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

Love it when men admit they have feelings, all I can do is laugh if I see a man cry...... does not help, it is a nervous thing I think....... really liked that it was absolutely brilliant..... Have I joined your fan club...... hope so.


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thank you Brenda - much appreciated.


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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

It is pure joy to read this one - very well done...


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Russ Baleson 6 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thank you Moulik! This is actually a song I wrote. Glad you liked it.


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Se7enth Poet 6 years ago from Southern California

really nice job man, you do a wonderful job of expressing the emotions

id love to get your perspective on some of my poems


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Russ Baleson 6 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi, thanks for your comments, much appreciated. I'll take a look at your work soon. Russ.


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aware 5 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

poetry in song sings to be written. you've done both here .

ray


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Russ Baleson 5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi and thanks Ray. It was written as a song and only then did I see poetry. Russ

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