And the earth weeps

And the earth weeps

A Poem by Jack...





And the earth weeps


Posy petal’d tear drops

on saffron colored morns

fall deep in the shadows

where sunshine is only a reflection

of the beauty once shared

Clouded days sing dreary sonnets

and all other butterflies are sad,

for those cherished wings

of brilliant colors

are gone from this field


Now a misty shade of gray

lingering in the thoughts

of one so missed…

finds the garden gates locked,

never to open again


Where rainbows once painted blue hydrangea skies

and daffodil promises carried our smiles,

sorrow now gathers in shapeless corners,

missing this butterfly

all had so come to adore


and the earth weeps…

© 2014 Jack...

Author's Note

My heart breaks...for you.

Please use your reviews to send good wishes and happy thoughts to those hurting. I am sorry my friends, but I will not be responding to them. This is not to focus on me, but those who are in need today.

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A Beautiful and sad poem!

Posted 6 Years Ago

Hello there! I'm back :)

You've always had a gentle way with words.

Posted 9 Years Ago

My only son passed away just over 3 years ago and your words seem as though they were taken straight from my breaking heart. Thank you for the write. ~Sharon

Posted 9 Years Ago

Absolutely beautiful... Your words leave a heartfelt impact.

Posted 9 Years Ago

this is beautiful. Good to see you back if only "partially"

Posted 9 Years Ago

Jack this is beautiful and such a heart felt write. My heart goes out to all those hurting and I wish happiness for all.

Miss you on here Jack.

Posted 9 Years Ago

So colorful and full of visions! Lovely words with nature in tow.

Posted 9 Years Ago

squishy hugs to all that need them and one for the soul that is compassionate enough to realize that the earth weeps too!

Posted 9 Years Ago

Hi Jack, this is quite heart breaks too and good tribute. always good to see you here

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is absolutely beautiful and touching. Your words find those who need comfort in their deepest time of grief and I am sure they wrap around your friend in loving sincerity.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on August 7, 2014
Last Updated on August 11, 2014



San Antonio, TX

Not much to tell about me, I am just Jack, I am a poet, a writer, a musician, a painter, a builder and a dreamer. I live in south Texas but am originally from New Jersey and miss it more and more all .. more..


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