A cathartic cry escaping lungs long-time loaded Pain languishing In hollow heart finally released Waterfall of tears washing away debris of dead love Harbored hopelessly until now, exorcised from a hateful hell Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © Image by Cheryl Holt from Pixabay Bjorn is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us with a Google List. I typed in "crying" and got this list:
Crying is probably best way to overcome and so much better than the hateful past.
You have captured the release that crying brings ~~ perfectly.
Thank you Helen. I really appreciate it ☺️
Crying for me is cathartic. I like your list and the found poem Christine. Thanks for joining in.
Thank you very much Grace. For me too 🙂🥰
Beautiful piece, Christine. Crying is healthy release of emotions.
Thanks so much Eugenia! Yes, it is … we all can cry ☺️💕
Tears can be the start of healing.
Hi Christine! I’m a day late getting around to reading others poems, but I’m glad I got to read this one. Seems to be a lot of crying eyes in the world these days. Really enjoyed how you worked with that theme, well written.
You’re too kind Rob, thank you! I feel bad because I too am more than a day late in reading blogs. I’ve had a busy few days but I’ll catch up, promise ☺️
Wonderfully crafted, Christine! Crying shows your heart is in the right place. ❤️🙂
Thanks so much Punam. Who doesn’t cry? 🥰
Exactly! My pleasure, dear. ❤️😊
Oh, Christine! This is so wonderful. I had to take a lungful of air as I read it, because I’ve felt this release, so healing, & “cathartic”.
Dear Dora, thank you so much. We have all been there at one time or another and we just have to let it go. Crying is a medicine after all. ☺️
If you can talk it out, why not cry it out? Getting a release is the key. Good metaphor Christine.
I always thought it worked wonders for me. You just to let it out sometimes ☺️👍. Thanks Darnell
You have described something I seem to do a lot of lately in a palpable poem, Christine, especially the ‘Waterfall of tears / washing away / debris’.
Thank you Kim. I really liked this challenge and wasn’t sure in which direction to go. It came to me in the end 😢🙂
Very well written Christine. Crying is cathartic alright
Yes, we all need the release sometimes. Thank you Sadje 🥰
I like the way you used physical imagery as a metaphor for crying…
Thank you so much Dwight ☺️
You are welcome
This is beautifully evocative! 💝 For me, crying is a sign of one who has held on and been strong for a long time.
Yes, that’s such a lovely way to describe it Sanaa. Thank you.
You did crying justice here, Christine. I like how you highlighted the ways google said that crying is not a sign of weakness. If that were the case, I’d be the weakest person on the planet. I cry all of the time, for all sorts of reasons.
Thanks Lisa. Sometimes it’s all you have. I never see anything wrong about crying. It’s a release even the most stoic person needs from time to time. 🥰
You’re welcome. Yes.