The Scent of Tears


The Scent of Tears

The faintest scent of lavender
now lingered in the air.
The subtlest of hints remained
that an angel had been there.
Her visit was a brief one,
an assignment from the Throne...
in her pocket was a bottle
designed to hold cologne.
Her Master gave instructions,
His mandate was quite clear.
"Go to earth, and gather, now,
the essence of "pure" tears."
This little angel, so intent
upon the Master's call...
searched the whole earth over
for fragrant tears of thrall.
Instinctively, she knew that
the cologne to please would be
humble tears of sorrow
from a heart's captivity.
The angel found that which she sought
within the shadow's gloom...
a old woman sat beneath a tree
beside an empty tomb.
Tears of sorrow fell like rain
and washed her weathered face,
tears of loss and deep regret
fell silent in this place.
The tomb by which the woman sat,
none other than her own,
echoed with her empty dreams
and sins she would atone.
The old woman sat awaiting death
all hope had fled her heart...
Life, it seemed had pummeled her...
She yearned, now, to depart.
Her dreams of youth had shattered,
crumbled in her hand...
dreams so pure and innocent
by Fate had been disband...
Time had stolen all her dreams
and left her old and frail...
the tears she wept were sorrow... for
the shame within her tale.
The little angel knew at once
that she had found her mark...
filled her bottle with sweet tears
then back to Heaven did embark.
She presented, with great joy,
The essence of "pure tears"
To the King of all the earth...
a fragrance steeped with years.
Her Master smiled with pleasure
and tasked her one more time...
"Return to where you found these
and fill this heart with rhyme.
Replace these tears with music.
Place My Song within this heart...
So that it may know, indeed,
the "pure" Love these tears impart."
And so the angel, thus, returned
and did as she was bade...
and in her wake lay lavender
a faintest scent that would not fade.

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Oh, Lady M, This is VERY VERY VERY Amazing I think this is truly my favorite! I love the story it absolutely painted a beautiful picture in my mind I could see the alder woman weeping and in seconds was blessed with a miracle. God Heavenly father you have given this woman a wonderful mind please remind her daily that she is a fabulous writer and never to stop! Amen

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

bella, it is with "lavender tears" that I receive this touch my deepest heart.

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Sestenes 5 years ago from Iowa

Beautiful poem tnderhrt. The pictures are a nice touch.

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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Elegant in both it's content and it's form.

tnderhrt23 5 years ago

Sestenes, thank you. I so appreciate your visit and lovely comment and shall pay a visit to your hub directly!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

mckbirdbks, thank you, kindly!

janbee 5 years ago

OMG..this is truly the epitome of poetry!! My most favorite of have nailed it,girl!Gave me the chills when I read it...Blessings,my friend!!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

janbee, You don't miss a beat! Thank you...I am thrilled that you like it!

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona



Up, beautiful, and very, very awesome!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

WillStarr, humble thanks, very high praise, indeed!

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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

These "working man's hands" trace a gentle line back, to a life with much lesson, and much that I lack.

I can't help but feel that this moment in time is for my heart only, for you my dear friend are beyond all sublime.

You have a great task to all that may ask, what is life for, for this simple man's life its the few we adore, and it is you our sweet Tender who's majesty it seems, is quite breathlessly beyond all life's known means.

You couldn't be any more important to any other human than I, and you, my lyrical young friend, have found your place in our hearts and lives, and forever will never be alone again...

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Your words here are met with tears of joy, bb...I can not tell you. Thank you!

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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

So then, we cry together my friend....

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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

A teacher now you have become to awaken hearts that have grown numb.You are now fully awake as the the wounded healer you work for God's sake. Like a flute for "I" to play your words like music fill our day. You now remind us of who we are because you great soul have become a shining star.

Thank you.

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is wonderful!! I was able to see the old woman. Your poetry in story fashion reaches into the heart. Thank you.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Spirit Whisperer, I am deeply moved by your comment. I truly believe that "God", The Creator and Energy of the Universe allows some to walk certain paths to then share their experiences as beacons of hope, and encouragement to others who are on the same path. That is how this feels to me...and so great is the joy of this rescued that the message is indeed Hope. I am so thrilled to HAVE a message!!!!! Thank you, My Friend!

Always, your comment is a joy. The scent of lavender lingers in my air...You are so very welcome!

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Stigma31 5 years ago from Kingston, ON

Very grandmother always smelled of lavender too....{shed tear} it

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epigramman 5 years ago

...well I gotta - basically -let Bellawriter - do all the talkin' here - and besides not only do I agree with her - the epi-man is speechless!!!!!

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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

Beautiful poem that is really interesting,thanks for sharing.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Stigma, thank you so kindly! Blessings to you!

I am not sure how to handle a "speechless Epigramman"! LOL! I am honored!

Thank you, crystolite! I appreciate your read, and comment

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Plarson 5 years ago from Alabama

Tndr- I knew within a few lines it had to be a self reflection poem. And yes, your writing is filled with lavender scented tears. I feel blessed to be one of the lucky ones who gets to enjoy your "fragrance" of writing. -Paul

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Paul, I feel blessed to share these with writers such as yourself. I still tear up whenever I read this piece, for it is the tale of tnderhrt, to the letter...and I feel so incredibly blessed!

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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

You inspire and amaze me with such very true writing talent, keep it up I love reading it!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Fluffy, your comment is humbling, thank you, Kindly.

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