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Beyond Fears and Tears: An Example of a Love Poem

Updated on December 12, 2016
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Poems are cathartic, an avenue to alleviate the fears surrounding love when hurt may have built up in your life. Whether you are are the reader or the poet, sometimes it's about leaving behind the fears you have built up in your mind. What happens when it is just too overwhelming to be ignored? What do you do? How do you escape the pain or express the joy? 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, a love poem about unrequited love, or a poem about depression, sorrow and longing. Poetry is both the escape and the captor.

The following is a simple expression of what happens if love becomes sour and is not returned.


Facing a wall of tears.
Facing a wall of tears. | Source
Mostly love is a leap of faith.
Mostly love is a leap of faith.

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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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

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

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      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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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 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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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      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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      Karen Silverman 4 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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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

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

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautiful poem! You have some great poetry!

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      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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      acaetnna 4 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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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      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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      Paula 4 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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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      A double thank you. Have a great day!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

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

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      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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      Michelle Liew 4 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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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      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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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 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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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      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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      lovedoctor926 4 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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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      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.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 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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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for taking a look today! Take care.

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Very nice, and a bit mysterious at the end.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That was very pretty, Cydni. Great images!