Crying Eyes

Crying Eyes

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:

  31 comments for “Crying Eyes

  1. October 8, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    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.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 9, 2020 at 12:57 pm

      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. 🥰

      • October 9, 2020 at 1:44 pm

        You’re welcome. Yes.

  2. sanaarizvi
    October 8, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    This is beautifully evocative! 💝 For me, crying is a sign of one who has held on and been strong for a long time.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 9, 2020 at 12:59 pm

      Yes, that’s such a lovely way to describe it Sanaa. Thank you.

  3. October 8, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    I like the way you used physical imagery as a metaphor for crying…

    • Christine Bolton
      October 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm

      Thank you so much Dwight ☺️

      • October 9, 2020 at 1:32 pm

        You are welcome

  4. October 9, 2020 at 1:49 am

    Very well written Christine. Crying is cathartic alright

    • Christine Bolton
      October 9, 2020 at 1:01 pm

      Yes, we all need the release sometimes. Thank you Sadje 🥰

      • October 9, 2020 at 1:19 pm

        Exactly. 🙏🙏

  5. October 9, 2020 at 4:45 am

    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’.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 9, 2020 at 1:03 pm

      Thank you Kim. I really liked this challenge and wasn’t sure in which direction to go. It came to me in the end 😢🙂

  6. October 9, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    If you can talk it out, why not cry it out? Getting a release is the key. Good metaphor Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 9, 2020 at 1:08 pm

      I always thought it worked wonders for me. You just to let it out sometimes ☺️👍. Thanks Darnell

  7. October 9, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    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”.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 9, 2020 at 2:17 pm

      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. ☺️

  8. October 9, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Wonderfully crafted, Christine! Crying shows your heart is in the right place. ❤️🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      October 9, 2020 at 4:21 pm

      Thanks so much Punam. Who doesn’t cry? 🥰

      • October 9, 2020 at 4:29 pm

        Exactly! My pleasure, dear. ❤️😊

  9. October 9, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    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.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 9, 2020 at 4:20 pm

      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 ☺️

  10. October 9, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Tears can be the start of healing.

  11. October 9, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Beautiful piece, Christine. Crying is healthy release of emotions.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 9, 2020 at 9:38 pm

      Thanks so much Eugenia! Yes, it is … we all can cry ☺️💕

  12. October 9, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Crying for me is cathartic. I like your list and the found poem Christine. Thanks for joining in.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 9, 2020 at 9:39 pm

      Thank you very much Grace. For me too 🙂🥰

  13. October 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    You have captured the release that crying brings ~~ perfectly.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 10, 2020 at 2:22 pm

      Thank you Helen. I really appreciate it ☺️

  14. October 11, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Crying is probably best way to overcome and so much better than the hateful past.

  15. October 11, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Fabulous write.

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