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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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Tis a Beauty Jack,
Glad to see you back again. Missed you very much.
Did you ever get to see the tribute I wrote you?
There were many, many responses with kind words of mutual regards for you.
I hope you get a chance to read it sometime.

Love Cryingkate

Posted 6 Years Ago

Beautiful write Jack! Thanks for sharing it!


Posted 6 Years Ago

sorrow now gathers in shapeless corners,
missing this butterfly
At times words, reviews, consoling everything fails when we loose those butterflies

Posted 6 Years Ago

Thank you for your words, Jack, for the lost butterflies under the biggest moon.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Beautiful words from a beautiful soul... I certainly will send good, healing and strengthening thoughts to those in need...

Posted 6 Years Ago

Oh Jack...painful piece...sending you love and light my friend, take care of yourself x

Posted 6 Years Ago

It's a wonderful thing to hear from you again Jack, I hope that God will help those whom you are speaking of.
I send my prayers and love to you Jack

Posted 6 Years Ago

An amazing poem with earth and humanity shaking sincerity and beauty within the compassion of the narrator to those suffering, hurting and living vicariously. As they have missed the butterflies of the fields, we have missed your gorgeous poetry. Excellent...:)..........

Posted 6 Years Ago

Jack it is so good to read you again. I have to say this is probably my favourite of all of the many poems of yours I have ever read. It is sad and poignant in describing in beautiful metaphors loss. And there are so many of our friends on WC who have suffered so. Lovely poem!

Posted 6 Years Ago

Jack my heart is breaking right now. This is heartbreaking and touches me deeply. I have no words right now except to send my love and hugs today and hope that will be enough to help get through the day.

Posted 6 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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