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Unshed Tears

Updated on April 21, 2015
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Anan is an online blogger and private consultant since 2009 in the areas of relationships and interfaith spirituality.

This unspoken pain, that was rooted in the past

Erodes the very essence of my memories.

Transcends the fabric of time into a single tear.

Drowning a thousand words in my heart.

The unspoken secret of ages

of the truth that only I know.

That without death or glory

That in this hell, I am alone.

The thirst of a desert flower

Clinging to a life that rejects her.

The hunger of a fainted emotion

that died in spite of your devotion.

In spite of your efforts, my soul weeps.

Mourning the sunsets and rain,

mourning the winters and springs,

of the love that died in vain.

Footprints in the water, trembling in fear

moving in the ripples of my pain

of the detached never more

in the purpose and gift of an unshed tear.

© 2012 Anan Celeste

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    • ananceleste profile imageAUTHOR

      Anan Celeste 

      5 years ago from California

      Thanks Audrey .

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      Still loving this piece--especially your closing stanza!

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      Anan Celeste 

      5 years ago from California

      Thank you RealConception7! That is what poetry is for.

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      RealConception7 

      5 years ago

      I love this. This is what i feel in my heart but can't find the words to explain. Beautiful.

    • ananceleste profile imageAUTHOR

      Anan Celeste 

      5 years ago from California

      Thank you Levertis,

      When I asked that same question to my mother, she said " ask you father, he does the same thing. That is why you take after him." Ha ha.

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      Anan Celeste 

      5 years ago from California

      Thank you CloudExplorer, Poetry is a very personal expression of the soul.And yet can unite people for the good or bad. I commend you in your efforts to give voice to those that speak from the heart.

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      Levertis Steele 

      5 years ago from Southern Clime

      What is there about a woman that renders her unable to let go after a period of mourning and move on to avoid so much pain and loneliness? I can see the loneliness in all of your pictures. They really bring out the mood in your poem. How metaphorical! Your words and arrangements paint unforgettable pictures adding to the ones you have already used here.

      Thanks for sharing! I am voting and clicking.

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      I love this poem its filled with emotion, your words are interwoven into a masterful expression of hopelessness, but with a fury of love infused for that of a passion for living. I also sense the pain of a loved one lost, and the lifelessness one feels when it has occurred to them.

      This is an epic poem in my opinion, it was very well crafted Anan. Thanks for sharing it with us all. Thumbs up and I'm sharing this across out Poetic Ink community, and your more then welcome to join it for sure. I'll be sending you an invite to it soon and on our FB group you messaged me from.

      Thanks for the interest, and I will be trying to read more of your work soon and sharing it as well.

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      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      Thanks unknown spy;

      Blessings!

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      Not Found 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      "tears are words the heart can't say."

      Very well written. I love the way you portrayed the unshed tears and the words or "unspoken pain". This is really an amazing work Anan. Thumbs Up!

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      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you time2rite; is greatly appreciated.

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      Kathryne Waller 

      6 years ago from Knoxville, TN USA

      Beautifully written, emotionally charged poem. Calling the pain, "this hell", nailed it for me! I look forward to reading more of your hubs.

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      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      Thanks mary615;

      The connection is;Sometimes those emotions leave us alone, detached, barren like a desert, cold like a statute. Hope that helps.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      sweet poem, but I cannot connect your photos with the poem. I must be missing something.

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      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you Fennelseed and Swetankraj; you guys are awesome!

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      Swetank Raj 

      6 years ago from India

      Lovely and beautifully explained! Truly great.. keep it up!

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      Annie Fenn 

      6 years ago from Australia

      The unshed tears dwell within us, no matter how many are shed, some will stay behind. They are the ones we will always live with. Amazing words, ananceleste. You are so gifted. My votes and SHARING!!

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      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you Cleaner3!

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      cleaner3 

      6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      beautiful poetry. you are very good at deep expressive words. I like it!!

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      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      Thanks Audrey and ytsenoh for your support.Blessings.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Tender and beautifully written! My honor to follow you!

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      Cathy 

      6 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Interesting expressions. Language is so incredibly powerful and we yank words into our personal expressions. I give you thumbs up for this one. Thanks much.

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      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      Thanks Katherine; This is the result of 3 am inspiration! Figures :)

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      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you Escobana! Is greatly appreciated.

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      KatrineDalMonte 

      6 years ago

      This poem is full of sadness and pain, memories of lost love? Voted up and awesome :-) Take care.

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      Escobana 

      6 years ago from Valencia

      Very beautiful and touching indeed!

      Powerful words that come to me through your poem. It's wonderful to read it three times in a row for the rythm you use in this poem, sounds so good!

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      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      Thanks sweetie. I always appreciate your input. Is very important to me. thank you.Blessings.

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      Princess Prisca 

      6 years ago from Heaven living on Earth

      ananceleste,

      Beautiful, powerful piece. Love it!!!

      Favorite paragraph: "The unspoken secret of ages

      of the truth that only I know.

      That without death or glory

      that in this hell ,I am alone." WOW!!!!

      Blessings!

      Ciao...Princess Prisca

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