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Tears not Shed

Updated on March 15, 2014

Tears not Shed

Tears not shed,

no bitter song rises

from the ground to sing

of days slipped by...

spring hides crounched

underneath the snow-

we find new heart, new strength,

rising.... life sap burgeoning,

no time for us to ponder tangles

of thread, worn from wear.


Tears not shed.

Fears not strong.

anger left, orphaned.

sorrows blotted out

by light and pussy willows.

We change with seasons

every year-

a turnstile of faith.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Lily! where you been? lol! great poem as always, and I hope you are okay, great to see you back, nell

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      WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Wow. Our Lily is poised to come out of her cocoon as soon as the sun warms the day. Then her butterfly of life will soar again.

      I've missed you, dear heart.

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      Clark Cook 3 years ago from Rural BC (Canada) & N of Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)

      Ah1 There you are! I was about to get the dog team harnessed up and go find you! Please, Ma'am, more frequent contact , if nothing more than a brief private note. I worry about my favourite Alaskan stumbling around in the freeway cloverleafs of LA, looking for something real.......

      this little poem is sheer delight--and a new, stronger, assured Voice that makes us want to walk with you. We all THOUGHT we'd been there before, but with your sure hand to guide us, we see anew......very WELL DONE.

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      suziecat7 3 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Hi Lily - another winning poem. Always love to read your work. Hope all is well!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Tears not shed.

      Fears not strong.

      anger left, orphaned.

      sorrows blotted out

      by light and pussy willows.

      We change with seasons

      every year-

      a turnstile of faith.

      Such beautiful words ; voted up and shared.

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Brenda Barnes 3 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Tears not shed....sorrows blotted out....beauty is healing even in that place of plastic people where loveliness masks so much pain. Lily, my friend, I miss you. Please keep in touch. Moon and I love you and think of you so very often.

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      Lillian K. Staats 3 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      I missed all of you more than I can say! Lack of internet access for eons! I have lost everything, and gained all. ummm, yes.... My Brother Sandy passed away Jan. 25th, leaving only the "humanitarian" Brother as a relative. I've done the right thing, after a bitter ten years of fighting him, I told him he could have it all. And walked away. I am freer than dandelion fluff! (altho I am also free of all earthly possessions!) Haha!

      I'm back in Alaska,I was there to be with my Brother Sandy, tho.

      And I've got a tiny computer, and wonderful people I am staying with.

      I want to hear of all your days strung together- Hyphen, who are you helping at this moment? Clark, who are you lambasting?I've got to see your new stories Will! Eddie, Suziecat, I've not kept up with your lifelines, and I know I'm missing out on some grand stories...Nell, how could I forget you? My friend and co -conspirator? I'll check in with you soon!Love, lily

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      WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Please accept my condolences on the loss of your brother, Lily.

      I am pleased to see you back, and if I can assist you, please contact me.

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      Clark Cook 3 years ago from Rural BC (Canada) & N of Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)

      Will said exactly what I was going to say, verbatim. Any way I might be able to help, Lily, just ask.

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      suziecat7 3 years ago from Asheville, NC

      So sorry for your loss, Lily. Hope things get better for you.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Sorry to hear about your brother lily, thats awful. I hope everything is going well for you now, and its lovely having you back. we are the same here as usual, writing away, wearing our fingers to the bone for our pay! lol! my son just passed his driving test so that was good news today, hope to hear from you soon, nell

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      Lillian K. Staats 3 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      Thank you, all....

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      Thena 2 years ago

      Taking the overivew, this post is first class

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      Lillian K. Staats 21 months ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      thanks!

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