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Poetry--Dry Those Tears

Updated on August 29, 2012

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This was another Poetry Challenge. And a challenge indeed. I had 45 minutes to follow somewhat strict rules.

Each line had to a certain amount of words....6,5,4,4,5,6...and the theme was Mother Earth thinking along the lines of the movie Wall-E as in what the earth looked like.

The first two parts had to have words of sorrow and destruction. The last two parts had to be drying tears and showing hope.

I barely made the 45 minute time limit so I wasn't able to do any kind of revising.

Thank-you for taking the time to read Dry Those Tears!


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Weeping Willow born to cry
Weeping Willow born to cry | Source

Dry Those Tears


Tears fall softly from the sky

Weeping Willow born to cry

Wailing winds echo despair

Screaming for someone’s care

Drowning forever in future sorrow

Mourning resources, none left for tomorrow


Stop Deforestation!
Stop Deforestation! | Source


Stripped of beauty once held light

Ravaged from once glorious might

Naked, terminated of life

Emptied by human’s knife

Barren wastelands no trees rest

Humans meant not be lecherous guest

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!!!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!!! | Source


Do not cry for help nears

Worry not, dry those tears

Future is still untold

Searching for someone bold

Time drifts like fallen sand

Call to Arms cure the land

We Each Need To Do Our Part!!!
We Each Need To Do Our Part!!! | Source



Take only what is truly needed,

New life need be seeded

In order to survive

Earth needs to revive

Cleansed of all the greed

Have faith that we will succeed.

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    • Anita Coleman profile image

      Anita Coleman 

      5 years ago from virginia beach

      Great job... Love the poem and photos.

    • Ann1Az2 profile image

      Ann1Az2 

      5 years ago from Orange, Texas

      I think you rose to the challenge splendidly! Not only are the words very poetic and appropriate for the subject, but the pictures are right on.

      Voted up.

    • Patty Kenyon profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Kenyon 

      5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      agilitymach, Awww...THANK-YOU soooo very much!!!! I truly do appreciate your encouraging and supportive comments!!! :D

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      Kristin Kaldahl 

      5 years ago

      Once again, very impressive work for the restrictions placed on you!!! In fact, great work in spite of the restrictions. :D Voted up and awesome!

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      Patty Kenyon 

      5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      suzettenaples, I think that if everyone just does their part, we do still have a chance to help undo some of the damage or at the very least slow down the process. THANK-YOU sooo very much for your kind and supportive comments!!! I truly do appreciate it!!! THANKS AGAIN!!!!

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      Suzette Walker 

      5 years ago from Taos, NM

      I really like this poem - well written and in 45 minutes. I think that is genius! I like the images you use and the photos are precious. The earth is burning up far too quickly. I hope we can make it last!

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      Patty Kenyon 

      5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Mama Kim, THANK-YOU sooooo very much!!! I truly, truly appreciate your supportive comments!! Thanks Again!!!

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      Sasha Kim 

      5 years ago

      You did amazing! I couldn't have done that challenge, especially as well as you! ^_^ wonderful, voted a bunch

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      Patty Kenyon 

      5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Yaazhini, Global Warming is a terrible thing, but one that can be slowed down if we each do our part!! It is time for the greed to end and time for people to help cure the Earth. This is our planet (regardless of where we are from) and we all need to work together!! I do plan on doing other poetry as well as Hubs in regards to this subject.

      THANK-YOU sooo much for taking the time to read this and comment!! I truly do appreciate it!!

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      Yaazhini 

      5 years ago

      Patty, your poetry is the need of the hour. The message could not be more emphasized. I have been reading a lot about global warming and writing about it. Your poetry has made a very strong impact in me. Hope you come up with more along these lines. Voted up.

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      Patty Kenyon 

      5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      MH, You definitely could do this...you are a master!!! Thank-you sooo much for your supportive and encouraging comments!!!

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      Patty Kenyon 

      5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      IntegrityYes, Thanks sooo much!!! I always appreciate your comments!!!

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      Patty Kenyon 

      5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      travmaj, Thank-you sooooo very much for your encouraging comments!!! I truly do appreciate it!!! Thanks Again!!!

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Good job. congratulations. I'm sure I couldn't do it... especially as stylishly

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      IntegrityYes 

      5 years ago

      I definitely voted up. That is amazing.

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      travmaj 

      5 years ago from australia

      Great work Patty, great poem - you nailed it! You words are meaningful and distributed an imprtant message for us all.

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      Patty Kenyon 

      5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      LaThing, Thank-you soooo very much!!!! I truly do appreciate it!!! Thanks Again!!!!

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      Patty Kenyon 

      5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Nick, Thank-you soooo much!!! I appreciate your comments!!! Thanks Again!!!

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      LaThing 

      5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      This is wonderful, Patty! You accomplished two things, poetry and a very strong message! Excellent..... Voting up ++

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      nanderson500 

      5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Nice job! Very evocative. I like the pictures too, they go well with the poetry.

    • Patty Kenyon profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Kenyon 

      5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      sradie, Thank-you soooo very much for your kind comment!! I do appreciate it!!! Thanks Again!!!

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      Patty Kenyon 

      5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Frank, WOW, Thanks for the Awesome comment!!! I love using variations of Time drifts like fallen sand and use it often in other works I do...one variation I use is "time dribbles on like the long fallen sand" and others as well!! I don't know why, but I love that as well!!

      LOL...all of your comments are always welcomed!!! Thanks Again!!!

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      Patty Kenyon 

      5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Rich, I agree that it is sad that greed tends to dictate how people are and would rather make money than cherish a place like a park. Thank-you sooo much for your encouraging comments!!! I am glad that the kids are finally back in school so that I have a little more time to write!!! Thanks Again!!!

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      sradie 

      5 years ago from Palm Coast FL

      A challenge well executed. Very difficult task this.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      Patty wow.. I mean WOW! Time drifts like fallen sand.. you blew me away.. don't know why I love that line :) Frank ps this is too good to make a smart remark so WOW is all I have

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      Rich 

      5 years ago from Kentucky

      Patty! So good to see you again! I see you've taken another challenge and done marvelously with it. It is a message that needs be heard and understood. So sad that man is worse than the army ant in devouring all in his path. But, why worry about a park when one can make money on a parking lot? Great Job as always! It's good to see you back! You HAVE been missed!

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      Patty Kenyon 

      5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Michelle, Thank-you soooo much!!! I always appreciate your comments and encouragement!!!! Thanks Again!!!

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      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Take only what is truly needed,

      New life need be seeded

      In order to survive

      Earth needs to revive

      Cleansed of all the greed

      Have faith that we will succeed.

      My favorite. Votes up and shared.

    • Patty Kenyon profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Kenyon 

      5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Hey Bill, I have been extremely busy...but the kids started school today so I finally have a little time to write...lol

      As Always, I appreciate your encouragement and support!!!

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I was wondering where you have been! What a great poem and message....SAVE THE EARTH! We are running out of time and we all need to do our part. Loved this, Patty; great job!

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