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Cold Tears

Updated on April 16, 2012


The purest of tears.
The purest of tears. | Source


At last my tears are released

from the confines of my prison walls

where they have been left in anguish.

The waterfall of grief has finally run dry

to leave reality to close, realising

my sorrow is as deep as a canyon wall.

My heart lives as brittle as an egg shell,

my life is reunited with blame and fear

that I believed had lived and past

many long years ago,

when I was a child

To cry has not brought the desired

return of life in quiet times.

More so, the rush of emotion

for what has passed

is as unyielding as the prison cell

in which I now feel trapped again.

Such depths of fear and trepidation

that the daylight doesn’t still my mind.

From the heights within, come shallow breaths

from a heart so tortured by time, that it

never dared to be reckoned with in the dark.

This says it all.


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      K.A.E Grove 6 years ago from Australia

      Tears are a double edged sword, while they can release our pain, they also bring it all rushing back making it hard to breathe at times.

      I felt this, which is the gift of writing, to be able to share what hurts us and maybe touch anothers heart at the same time..


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      sofs 6 years ago

      The pain and the sorrow that overflows in this poem brings tears to my eyes. I hope you are okay. Sad but beautifully written. Prayers and best wishes to you. Take care. God Bless.

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      Martie Coetser 6 years ago from South Africa

      Annette, we cannot describe the pain of a broken heart with words, yet you've succeeded to give us a hint of it.

      You have refreshed my memories...

      Fortunately Time heals all broken hearts, but only when we allow it.

      Scars of the heart are called 'wisdom' and 'insight'..

      You are (always) in my thoughts :)

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      Vincent Moore 6 years ago

      Net a poet releases best when our past haunts us. It's our soul that screams out from time to time with pain from our past. You have a hurting soul, yet a beautiful heart to overpower it. Tears will flow, we must let them, for without the release we would go insane.

      I agree with Rosemay keep writing, you have the gift and it helps you move forward with your life. I try to live with the motto of let the dead bury their dead and let the living move on. I try my best to bury my past and my Muse stimulates my thoughts and thus I scribe.

      So dry those tears, you are loved by many, never forget that. We all have skeletons in closets some worse than others. Big hugs from me to you.

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      Rosemary Sadler 6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Net I don't see words on a page, I see your heart and it is a beautiful heart. Your sorrow has seaped upon an old wound and inflamed it once more. Your waterfall has not dried up yet dear, little springs will continue to flow and each one will slowly cleanse and cool that raw wound.

      Over time you will heal and the hurt will lessen. Write, write, cry and write some more, you will find that open door and fly again.

      Holding your hand and giving you a great big hug.

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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Annette,

      You are processing your grief in some of the most beautiful work I have read from you. Your heart has always been your guide and it will not lead you astray.

      You are hurting, you are healing, slowly you will be flying as a butterfly...hold onto the ground and those who care for all you are worth. Tears must come out... keep em coming...when you least expect it, you will find your smile again.

      Love you and sending the biggest hug ever. Always here, Maria

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      The depth of pain was surely felt as I read this poem, just as the other comments have reflected. You are indeed gifted, which is something to treasure. The song is also so appropriate. Time does heal but surely not as fast as we would hope.

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      selecthub 6 years ago from UK

      good days are always around the corner

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      Joyce Haragsim 6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Annette, I think we all know your good days. This one is sad but sometimes it's good to that get out of you. You do have e-mail you can if you get too low, anytime, your friend, Joyce.

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      The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Nettie - Wow! It's sometimes good for the tears to fall.

      The Frog

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      Ruby Jean Richert 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Yes, What Sunnie said and much more, You are such a gifted writer. Tears are here and the song is beautiful. Brings thoughts of seeing loved ones in heaven . Thank you...Know that you are loved..

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      painful but esthetically beautiful.

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      Senoritaa 6 years ago

      Heartfelt write, accompanied by the most heart-wrenching song Eric Clapton has ever sung!

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      Net this tells a story of sadness and grief that not even tears may bring about some relief. You are so gifted with words, and write from the depths of your heart. May many be blessed as they ready this peace..not from the sorrow but from the creativity that shines across the page. I hope you will rejoice in this gift knowing you are that gift.

      Lots of love,


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      Annette Donaldson 6 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Thank you for your kind comment. Honestly, I do have good days too :)

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      gorran 6 years ago

      Such strong feelings extracted from a tortured soul

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      Annette Donaldson 6 years ago from Northern Ireland

      I am so sorry to make you feel such a way. I am known for writing with great depths of emotion and from the heart. But, I thank you for your kind comment.

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      Jessee R 6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Pain is smeared all over it! It brings out such strong emotion that I feel grief stricken by reading it.

      Painfully beautiful!