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The Art of Tears

Updated on March 21, 2019
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Missy is a unique writer who enjoys inviting her readers into her thoughts through her poetry and other topics of discussion.  

My tears flow with ease...


Will I always feel this way, so empty, so estranged...


How do I wake my spirit cold...

The Story of My Tears

Warm and wet they

roll down my face.

In my mouth, they’re

salty to taste.

I do wonder why they

flow with ease; it seems

I have more and more

to shed these days.

I brace myself for

the worst flood yet;

I’m drowning deeper

with regret.

Losing so much to

never gain, a single

ounce of lasting


What is the secret

that others possess,

why can’t I, at last,

be someone’s treasure


Many faithful endeavors

I have filled with hard

work. Why did I give

so much without mutual


Conductor raise your

dancing wand, but make

sure you wave it to the

saddest song.

At this age, I’m scared to

death, of my future

destined with crippling


As strong as I have seemed

to be, the unseen weeping

remains in me.

I really hate this sadness

overload. It’s time that

golden light shines down


Splitting the sky through

the clouds, and picking

me up off these tortured


Carry me off to faraway

lands, I’ve never seen,

and help me find

that place I can finally

feel free.

Splitting the clouds with golden rays


© 2015 Missy Smith


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    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      4 years ago from Florida

      Hey lambservant, It is always nice to know that I can touch someone else with my words in a relatable way. Thank You!

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      Lori Colbo 

      4 years ago from United States

      Speaking of tears this made me cry. There is a passage in the Bible that says God holds all our tears in His bottle. It means he cherishes you and every year you cry. You are someone I relate to. God bless.

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      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Thank you sujaya!

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      sujaya venkatesh 

      5 years ago

      lovely tears

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      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Thank you for the encouragement ladyguitarpicker. I hope my life will change in beautiful ways soon. I'll keep that hope alive. :)

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      stella vadakin 

      5 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      I really can understand your feelings in the poem. Your whole life will probably change, think positive, you are still young. Let God do it for you.

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      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Yes Eric, I believe everything I write is a longing for my greatness through God's truth. Maybe that's why I started writing poetry...perhaps God was my guide, and if I keep going, I will know my greatness. I will know my truth.

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      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      It is definitely a process through time for us squares to discover we are just as beautiful as the perfectly rounded. I love being square. It's taught me a lot of good lessons in life. Thank You Aviannovice.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      5 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Absolutely wonderful poem here. I interpreted the overall emotion of the piece to be a longing for greatness, for truth, for God.


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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      The square pegs will never fit in the round holes, and you can bet that I embrace every minute of my squareness. I never felt that way when I was young, and it took a while to sink in, but I have more friends now that appreciate my shape for what I am. It takes the rest of the world to grow up. Great expression for your thoughts, a fantastic piece of poetry.

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      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      I'm so glad you got a grasp on my feelings through my words, word55. I do try hard to keep my words clear and precise. Thank you!

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      Al Wordlaw 

      5 years ago from Chicago

      Very well put into words are your true feelings. Well felt and understood!

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      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      You know what day I hope to put my friends, loneliness and sadness in the past. Even so, I will continue to honor them with my words I think. After all, they have taught me a lot about life and about myself.

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      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      It's very refreshing to know that you understand, moreover, that you take the time to understand a woman's struggle in this world. The poem you wrote in my honor was fantastic by the way. I read it first, before I even came back here to reply to this comment. Peace and Love Manatita44. :)

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      Shaloo Walia 

      5 years ago from India

      Loneliness and sadness is so evident in most of your poems. You have beautifully expressed your emotions in this poem. Having gone through similar struggles, I can relate to this poem. Prayers and blessings for you!

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      5 years ago from london

      I feel it. I thank you. I empathise in the struggle. I am sending you a beautiful poem. Should be up in ten minutes. Let me look at some more of your work.

      I have written much about women ..their sacrifice, fortitude, selfless service they bleed unconditionally to sacrifice or give love to others. In Love and Light.

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      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Thank you for stopping by and reading Gypsy Rose Lee. :)

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      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Yeah, for sure Brian, the question of happiness remains a mystery. I suppose it's moments in time basically. It can't be a constant feeling, just moments grabbed out of good days. Then how do we define if one's been happy through most of their lives when they reach the middle point of life, as I am now? That is what I ponder a lot. I don't think I consider my life has been a happy one, just because, I have had worse experiences than pleasant. However, it's taught me to appreciate the good things I do have and the few good times I can remember. And who knows, I'm still young enough to re-evaluate when I get to the last stage of life, right?

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Lovely poetry giving thought to flights of fancy.

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      B Brian Hill 

      5 years ago

      Hi Missy,

      A very heart-felt poem that is very well-written. Happiness? Who really knows? Identifying your needs and finding the ways and the people to fill them...That's it' isn't it?

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      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Crying is a great way to release. I'm one that believes you have to release. I used to just bottle things up inside of me as a child, and I suppose I still do to an extent, but I've learned the older I get, that it is so important to express feelings and emotions. It is a cleanse.

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Beautiful flow of words and tears, Missy. Life can certainly be so hard at times and we all need a good cry to release all of that pent up emotion.

      Loneliness is brutal to endure and does have its not so good effects on our health for sure. It is helpful sometimes to get out of our routine and force ourselves to find an environment to meet new faces and to get involved in something. There are so many creative avenues such as joining an art class or a book club that meets bi-monthly, just something to get us out of the house to see new faces really helps with the loneliness and feeling of isolation.

      Hugs and peace

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      Dana Tate 

      5 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Crying is a good release to just let everything go. Sometimes after a good cry I feel so much better and stronger. We keep a lot of things bottled inside and our burdens feel lighter after we release it. I felt your words. I could relate to them. Simply beautiful.

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      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      You are probably right about that Frank. I think with a certain type of sadness, a frustration accompanies it. I think I like that you feel it's emotive, because I want my words to be felt in a very intense way by the reader. Thank You! :)

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      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Yes, Jodah, I believe my tears come when I just need to cleanse my soul and clear my sadness. I try hard not to be so sad, but I have to admit it sneaks up on me some days. Probably when I'm having a hard day parenting or when I'm wondering how I will survive through the month. All the common things we all worry about, but it just reminds me that I have to do it alone without a partner in life. It seems unfair sometimes, but honestly it seems fine sometimes too. I think my only real hardship is that I'm a loner by nature, and so that makes it hard for me to find a mate in life anyway, so I probably never will. I accept that, I even like that at times. However, I am a human adult, and I miss certain things; a snuggle at night or a back rub. It's funny about the simple things we miss. I get pretty lonely at times, but it will pass. By writing about it, it helps it pass quicker until the next time it gets brought up again. It's Life! It's my Life! I accept it and will persevere. :)

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      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Thanks Kai! My buddy my pal! lol....:P

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      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      I feel the frustration in your words, emotive

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      John Hansen 

      5 years ago from Gondwana Land

      Missy, I hope those tears are just flowing to cleanse your eyes. Putting your feelings, fear, frustrations etc into poetry helps to get it off your chest and start to feel better. No mater how lonely you feel and how bad situations seem....things can always get better, so never despair. Wonderful poetry.

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      5 years ago

      ^^ deep and clear enough for me to relate


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