Life As Your Teardrop

by M.U.   Jul 13, 2018

They said I was born as a teardrop
to evade your grasp
with the versatile morphology of water:

escaping the many worlds
you opened like flowers
upon your hands

when you wiped me away.
You remember,
don't you?

Those lines and creases
that wind by; those roads
and paths upon your palms –

how I wished I knew
their destinations; how I wished
I understood them

in my fleeting presence.


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  • 6 months ago

    by Darren

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    This poems imagery is really interesting. From reading it a few times I am pondering, 'who said?'
    Love the questions, the urgency and the emotion. Looking deeper points to the prospect of wasting our lives worried too much about what others think. (this is what I take from this) A clever write with many layers. (7 points)

  • 7 months ago

    by Maple Tree

    Feelings of being excused or ignored within another person’s heart is what I'm feeling with this beautiful and yet sorrowful poem. I'm really admiring the metaphor of the writer being a teardrop, that was creative, unique and a delight to read. Just wonderful!!

  • 9 months ago

    by IdTakeABulletForYou

    A beautiful poem, well deserving its win. Well done,


  • 9 months ago

    by Mark

    Love the poetic idea, life as your teardrop

  • 9 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    What a brilliant and unique concept. Clever and we'll written and I'm glad to see its nominated Mortal :-) x

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