Later

Later

A Poem by Cherrie Palmer

I refuse
to wash my face 
in tears. 
There will be
plenty of time for that 
later.

© 2021 Cherrie Palmer


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I enjoyed this. The taste of tears isn't always only salty. Sometimes it's bitter and sometimes it's sweet. The bitter can certainly leave a lasting bad taste in our mouths. All we can do is all we do but even a little is sometimes enough. I'm reminded of what Confucius said in The Analects, "It is better to light a single candle than to sit and curse the darkness." Let's all hope to keep our matches, as well as our eyes, dry.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

5 Months Ago

Yes I believe what the world 🌎 needs is for God's light to make a way.
Fabian G. Franklin

5 Months Ago

Many like to blame God for the darkness in this world since, they say, He is in charge of all things.. read more
oh my goodness.. I love this.. I want to post it on the wall of great truisms.. what a wallop a few well placed words can carry..

Posted 5 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

5 Months Ago

Thank you Olla. I hope you are having a blessed Sunday and Merry Christmas.
olla

5 Months Ago

yes I am.. thank you very much.. and mutual wishes for you as well..
Your poem made me think about my reaction to "things"
When I am emotionally hurt I do cry.
When I feel blamed I react without tears.
When my anger is high then there are no tears..until later.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

5 Months Ago

I guess it's the opposite for me. So many times devastating news needs action and I guess it's mome.. read more
Lisasview

5 Months Ago

Yes, I always cry at wedding, when someone has passed, things like that..but when my mother died and.. read more
Cherrie Palmer

5 Months Ago

Yes exactly. I don't know how that works but it does.
I have done that a time or two in my life but sometimes crying releases tension and cleanses the soul allowing a prism to shine through

Posted 12 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

12 Months Ago

That is so true tears have healing power as they cleanse the soul.
Wonderfully inspirational and hopeful. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Cherrie Palmer

12 Months Ago

Thank you Carlos:)
Sadly, I relate too much to this piece...It seems that tears just won't come for me...oh perhaps when watching a movie, but when real life hits, I can't seem to react...
only later in small but powerful increments does the pain hit...
very relatable read.
j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Cherrie Palmer

10 Months Ago

Some how I missed replying. I am the same way. Sad songs and movies make me cry. But there is never.. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

10 Months Ago

That is exactly it...action first, tears later.
They will come eventually.
j.
I love this
Sounds sadly to me like the subject is in inner turmoil almost at a crossroads in life decision and can cry later much later
Beautiful
Thanks 🙏

Posted 1 Year Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Year Ago

Thank you Julie and yes we are waiting on a medical report. Not a fan of waiting. :)
Julie McCarthy (juliespenhere)

1 Year Ago

Oh ok I wish you the best then
Hope all is ok
Interesting. I liked the questions you left.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Year Ago

Thank you JungLee
JungLee

1 Year Ago

You are welcome
Sounds like a difficult trip down the emotional path of tough love
Best wishes if that is the case

Posted 1 Year Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Year Ago

Thank You Dave, I apricate that. :)
You left the readers with questions. Saved tears do add-up. Hello dear Cherrie and thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Year Ago

:) thank you
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

You are welcome dear Cherrie.

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Added on May 26, 2021
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Cherrie Palmer
Cherrie Palmer

Oakland, AR



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I am a published poet and love poetry. My husband and I live near the White River, and love trout fishing. I find my surroundings a great inspiration to me. I also have two books on Amazon Kindle: O.. more..

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