I Cry – a Poetic Tuesday


There’s that stupid song again
that rings around and around
in my mind
with sorrowful lament
at love’s final dirge
and I cry

The tears come unbidden
falling in wet splats
on the dry desert sand
into parched earth
and I cry

Night comes, my soul bleeds
salty and wet from my eyes
music soft and sweet
reminds me life goes by
but there’s that stupid song again
and I cry

word count 72

For Tuesday Poetics on dVerse

inspired by a song that ALWAYS makes me cry …

“If I could do things over, I’d live my life again, and never take for granted the love in Daddy’s hands.”

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

14 thoughts on “I Cry – a Poetic Tuesday

    1. Thank you so much, I’m glad you liked it. It’s odd, my father has been gone for decades and I still remember standing beside the grave, absorbed in the wet splots that fell and made abstract patterns in the dirt. It was several minutes before I realized they were tears, my tears. It’s such a beautiful song, but I still cry every time I hear it.

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  1. I don’t know why but the realization that “life goes by” somehow always evokes a sense of loss. Like, it’s impossible to be one hundred percent present for it. I’d heard I cover of this song which is not near as touching as this version. Everything’s better with a violin.

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  2. Your poem is masterful. The repetition of “And I cry” underscores the inevitable result of this song for you, it always makes you cry, and you have woven it into the very structure of your tribute without seam. And also illustrates that his love is with you always, and yours with him. There is truth in some structures. So nice.

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