Swallowing Tears.


Swallowing tears.


"One of life's Most 
bitter of liquids pressed
even in the tiniest of increments.


Her eyes held

a sharp glance,
that could chew up
the center of your dreams
when she was

angry with you,
and a smile that would
set Pluto to blazing
in the warmth

of her gaze.


Each time

love filled her grin
she became a lovely

pair of petulant lips,
dewy and begging

to be kissed.

I was enraptured,
longing to teach
her two pupils bliss.

When passion flared
it was like a soft
open, mouthed sigh,

a heavenly chorus of two

So we shared
many incredible

views of love

and tastes of

love together..


But then....


Her eyes

closed one day, 
over a tight

lipped frown
tears dripping

along the edges
as she bid

me goodbye.

She would not
open her eyes
till I was gone
lest I'd notice
the cavities

I had left
by the dying light
of a love now blind
to all she once

cherished seeing.


Cling tightly to 

whoever graces your heart

with love lest you

wind up swallowing

pride and tears 

and choke

on the pain

you've brewed.





More by this Author

  • Eulogy For A Lost Cause.

    In the heat of the moment when life's at dire risk, one does not see the humanity of the enemy, one only sees the murderous intent. Only later if the opportunity arises can one sit and ponder it.

  • A Trio Of Short Thoughts.

    A trio of short thoughts. 1.- Regret 2.- Friday night on the road. 3.- Love is...... ©-MFB III Regret is an Egret standing on one leg always wondering if it should have used two till the wave of an...

  • Peace Sleeps In The Dust Of Long Lost Dreams.

    An extract remarks a north. Peace Sleeps in the the Dust of Lost Dreams. © -MFB III They came to the old hippie, a poet of great merit, asking him for hope. just some peaceful solutions freshly penned, ...


No comments yet.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article