Tears of Courage

Tears of Courage

A Poem by Marissa

In every tear that falls,
I see a lot of hurt.

The way your eyes turn red,
As you try to fight back the tears.

The lump in your throat,
That with every word cracks a little more.

The sniffle you try to do quietly,
Turns out to be super loud.

Those quiet moments,
The ones we know you have a lot to say.

Those are the things that prove it,
They prove your hurting.

I may not be a pro,
But, I know pain when I see it.

You're waiting on someone to care,
Waiting on someone to stop your tears.

But, as that doesn't happen,
You just look up at the heavens with tear filled eyes.

All you can do is beg,
You beg God to stop the tears.

He's not ready,
But, he will be one day hopefully soon.

Don't give up,
Is all your ever told.

In every tear that falls,
There's one tear drop of courage.

With those tears,
You have strength.

That strength,
Is one of Gods many gifts to you.

You dry those tears on your face,
And keep going with a smile.

That smile, it's doing a job,
A job of hiding all that hurt.

© 2013 Marissa



Author's Note

Marissa
I know it's sloppy, but I would love your advice on it. It's honestly talking about a true story only I wrote it to where it wasn't talking about it being me in the poem, but it's actually me that's had these problems.

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A very nice poem. I like the description of tears. I like the way you led the reader to the positive ending. Tears must end. We must be strong. Show a smile and go forward. A very good ending to a excellent poem.
Coyote

Posted 5 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Marissa

5 Years Ago

Thank you! (:



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Amazing poem, I like how you captured all the emotions very well, especially the way that you displayed pain and sadness, and then how you made the ending have an optimistic outlook on it all. Keep up the great work!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Marissa

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much....I love hearing others thoughts on my work....can't wait to get more(:
Interesting that you wrote about yourself in the third person; standing back and looking through eyes a bit more objective maybe?

Issues in our lives can seem so overwhelming, we all need to find a way to cope, but some are given so much more to work through, or live with.

this poem shows a lot of pain, but hope as well, a knowledge that this pain is not final and nor will it beat you. I like that.

The 8th stanza, I'm thinking you meant you're but wrote your. I do that a lot as well.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Marissa

4 Years Ago

Thank you for pointing that out...I will fix that right now.
So true, I know we all have felt this way sometimes.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Marissa

4 Years Ago

Thanks! (:
A good poem ,especially the description of tears was marvelously well written.


Posted 4 Years Ago


Marissa

4 Years Ago

thank you! Glad you liked it. (:
"i may not be a pro but i know pain when i see it"....we are all pros at feeling and seeing pain.....the couplets are a very effective tool to enunciate your intentions...and work quite admirably. this is a splendid write. well done.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Marissa

4 Years Ago

Thanks! What does the last part of your comment mean? if you don't mind explaining
quinfinn

4 Years Ago

tit for tat...basically, it is latin
Marissa

4 Years Ago

thanks for explaining haha
Very simply worded yet it Is still poetic and tells a clear story relatable to many. This is descriptive as well. Good work.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Marissa

4 Years Ago

Thank you! would love a review on some of my other work...(:
In every tear that falls,
I see a lot of hurt.
In every tear that falls,
There's one tear drop of courage.
The lump in your throat,
That with every word cracks a little more.

That strength,
Is one of Gods many gifts to you

I really like these lines given above. The depth of pain and need to control with inward strength is clearly brought out.

Verse 6 and 8 maybe needs to read as ‘you are’ or ‘you’re’ and not as your


Posted 4 Years Ago


Marissa

4 Years Ago

Thank you! Glad you like it (:
very nicely penned. i liked the feelings of hope and satisfaction even if facing difficulties, one objection for me, saying god is not ready is not such a proper thing, how would you worship a god who you feel He is not ready to help when needed?

Posted 4 Years Ago


Marissa

4 Years Ago

Thank you for respecting my opinion I really truly appreciate that
khalid

4 Years Ago

religions are for god, only He knows what we have inside our hearts, respect is what lasts and neede.. read more
Marissa

4 Years Ago

(:
I think it's a good thing to give yourself advice as if you are talking to another...If you trust your own judgement it can only help to steel you against whatever adversity you may be facing..You have done a wonderful job here

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Marissa

5 Years Ago

Thank you! :)
A very nice poem. I like the description of tears. I like the way you led the reader to the positive ending. Tears must end. We must be strong. Show a smile and go forward. A very good ending to a excellent poem.
Coyote

Posted 5 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Marissa

5 Years Ago

Thank you! (:

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