The Tear that Wants to Fall

The Tear that Wants to Fall

A Poem by Colby



Cries across an open room

Voices fading together

A hundred part symphony

The players unaware of their role


He sits alone in the center of it all




Drinking in the moment

He loves and hates it

The happiness all around him

Hides the pain inside


Swallowing the lump in his throat

he scans the room for the hundredth time

Searching for something

Unsure of what it is

Just an answer

A beacon of hope


Trying to dull the pain

It only makes it burn

He fights back the tear that wants to fall


He takes a sip of the water in his hand

Shoves the uneaten food away


He stands and starts to walk

Pulls the cigarettes from his coat pocket

As he grabs a match he thinks better of it.

Throws them in the trash

He is done running

Done hiding

Done pretending


The lump comes back

He takes a deep breath

as the crisp breeze hits his face

With a smile he steps into the street

© 2008 Colby

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