River of tears


Is where many people
Have cried because of
Their unknown fears.

Took many years to fill up
To understand not everything
Is being offered by hand.

Will always be around
Until we learn to
stand firm on our own ground.

If we allow ourselves to love
Experience hurt, to trust
With all our hearts but know
In order to trust, we should
Take what we must.

To be wise, strong, loving,
And to be tall
To see we can't have it all.

Has been building up
From so much sorrow.
But on the other side
Of that river
Is a brighter tomorrow.

I myself had shed many drops of water
Into that river of tears.
To see my own reflection and know
I can turn my life in a new direction.

If I can allow myself to see there
Will be bad days and good days that will
Be so much better, then with this bit of knowledge
I can end my letter.

  • Author: lost-but-not-broken17 (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 10th, 2017 07:20
  • Comment from author about the poem: So the picture is back when I was going through chemo. And this poem is mainly getting to the point of you're going to have your battles but if you can smile in the worst situations you're gonna be alright and that's what the picture provides. I was sicker then a dog but still managed to smile
  • Category: Reflection
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  • Poetic Dan

    Thank you so much for sharing all of this: "THE RIVER OF TEARS
    Will always be around
    Until we learn to
    stand firm on our own ground."

    That runs more than deep for those tear I still put into the river you speek, know your words bring me closer to the other side of this. Where I hope to find you already sitting, truly inspiring motivational work.

    • lost-but-not-broken17

      Thank you so much!!!! Your words mean so much!

      • Poetic Dan

        Good! I look forward to seeing you, chilling on that bank. With your thoughts just drifting away like the clouds 😉

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks SWEETHEART ~ for a beautiful poem crafted from real pain and brave tears ~ you are much too young & beautiful to be going through this ! You look awesome in your photo . Thinking of you ~ Praying for you ~ Big Hugs ~ BRIAN (UK)

      • S.louise

        Beautiful poem. You are a very brave person. Take care. Keep writting. Much love x

      • Nicholas Browning

        A brighter tomorrow sounds pretty good to me. I take it you won? Good job. Keep winning.

      • FredPeyer

        And what a beautiful smile it is!!!!
        Cannot make up my mind what I like better, the picture or the poem.
        Maybe you should change your moniker from lost-but-not-broken to LOOK-AT-ME-NOW!
        Love your writing.
        Be strong and get better!!!!!

      • Goldfinch60

        Very good write and very positive. The lines
        "But on the other side
        Of that river
        Is a brighter tomorrow."

        say it all about our lives.

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