Crystal Tears (poem)

Okay, not all my poems are dark, brooding or even from the 80s. Honest.

This one is a bit personal, but then again that’s the nature of poetry. This was probably around 1992 maybe 93. I think you’ll get who the sentiment is for.

Crystal Tears

What are those crystal tears,
Streaming from your eyes?

Are they sorrows and regret?
I do not know why you cry.
Perhaps they are confusion,
A mixture of happiness,
With the sting of inner pain?

Do I make you cry?
I do not mean to see you sad.
And the tears they cut at me
Like foreign blades
That no man has ever felt.

I feel your pain and anguish,
As though they were my own.
But I also feel your smiles,
And your little grins.
They feel like tickles to me.

Your happiness runs over me
With tiny little feet of joy.
Making me want to hug you,
And never ever let you go.
You are all of my emotions.

The crystal tears
That stream from your within your eyes,
And the smiles
That shine from within your heart,
I feel all of these things.

But I don’t know why I do.
I can only ask:

What are these crystal tears streaming from my eyes?

So yes, I’m a sentimental softy. I love my wife and that hasn’t changed in our 16 years of marriage. Sometimes it’s just a little harder to show just how much I feel everything she feels. If I had the world, I would give it to her without question or regret. Pretty sappy for a future SciFi Horror novelist.

8 Replies to “Crystal Tears (poem)”

  1. Awe. This is such a wonderful tribute to your live. I’m a girl, so you know I gushed and got teary eyed. I really love reading your poems every Thursday. Ron. Thank you for sharing them. I do hope you will start writing poetry again someday. Maybe in between scifi horror novels?

  2. Awe. This is such a wonderful tribute to your live. I’m a girl, so you know I gushed and got teary eyed. I really love reading your poems every Thursday. Ron. Thank you for sharing them. I do hope you will start writing poetry again someday. Maybe in between scifi horror novels?

  3. Yeah, you really need to get back to some poetry, man. You have a way with imagery that is perfectly suited to the medium. Keep on digging these older ones up too. They are wonderful!

  4. Yeah, you really need to get back to some poetry, man. You have a way with imagery that is perfectly suited to the medium. Keep on digging these older ones up too. They are wonderful!

  5.                                                   Crystal
    Tears

    EyesFilled with sadnessI watch the rain fallIt’s crazy now, as I’m boredI contemplate, the Spirit alsoThese empty streets, this
    darknessNot an
    outside cat, does showNot even a rat, do not strayAll have left the shipAbandoned the old cityFaced with such a downpourThis rain, shovel-verseLightning streaks across the
    sky, the darknessNot
    far from me suddenly like an apparitionA nascent form, a sublimationUnder the dim light of a
    lamppostadvantage
    of that bitter clarityEmerges in this dark landscapeA creature out of the shadowsI see you at the cornerThin silhouette, ingenuousUnmistakable, you stay there,
    standingOnlyMotionlessUnder this rain, but you do
    not careWithout an
    umbrellaOr hoodDo not learned, or goAs dark sky, you appearYou stand there, shiveringIn this dark, scaryYou walk straight ahead,
    completely lostCrystal
    Tears, slip on your cheeksInjuring your eyes.
                  
                                                  written by farés

    http://www.ffares.blogspot.com

  6.                                                   Crystal
    Tears

    EyesFilled with sadnessI watch the rain fallIt’s crazy now, as I’m boredI contemplate, the Spirit alsoThese empty streets, this
    darknessNot an
    outside cat, does showNot even a rat, do not strayAll have left the shipAbandoned the old cityFaced with such a downpourThis rain, shovel-verseLightning streaks across the
    sky, the darknessNot
    far from me suddenly like an apparitionA nascent form, a sublimationUnder the dim light of a
    lamppostadvantage
    of that bitter clarityEmerges in this dark landscapeA creature out of the shadowsI see you at the cornerThin silhouette, ingenuousUnmistakable, you stay there,
    standingOnlyMotionlessUnder this rain, but you do
    not careWithout an
    umbrellaOr hoodDo not learned, or goAs dark sky, you appearYou stand there, shiveringIn this dark, scaryYou walk straight ahead,
    completely lostCrystal
    Tears, slip on your cheeksInjuring your eyes.
                  
                                                  written by farés

    http://www.ffares.blogspot.com

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