The Tear Collector

The Tear Collector

 

Tears they fall, sometimes bless-ed

In their burning

Watered reminders of a hearts capacity

To connect emotions

Soft welling they sting

And find their language of wet lashes

Run their courses

As ancient rivers carve their way

Through stone barriers

 

Tears collected vanish in vanquished aches

Evaporate to silence

Leaving their mark, their fragrance

Breathed in the molecules dispersed

Cut to the edges of wishes

Images of longing

Hearts slowly breaking in two

Still holds you

Weep for you

I do

 

Behind the hard choke rasping and sobs

Moans sniffling for a beauty

Both found and lost

Delivered Jesus to red rimmed eyes

That see beyond and into the sanctity of pain

It cried; I; not for myself

But for you, for her, the rest of the world

Broken by innocence

And ignorance

 

The heaving heavy chest digs its well of sadness

In slow counted beats of blood

Grief for love

With these sickles gouged deeper to the flaws

And spread their knowing further

Into the fathoms of your soul

Tears; the reflections of venerated smiles

Become the augury of responses

Of sight pierces the darkest, fallen pool

 

Tears; the written messages of sorrow and laughter

Covert their collection of sacrifices

And fall bless-ed humane

The merciful and pitiable denizens

Of a stronger more courageous face than Gods

They beat with the bravery of flesh

More holy; than heavens sacred

Have these tears

For more sure they are in their tactile salt

Are these tears

Have lived

 

And in your tears a more profound betterment exists

More, much more of life

Stronger

Braver

And more courageous

To face their own existence

Than the pretence of their presence

In God

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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5/20/2009 12:00:00 AM
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