Where My Tears Lay Buried

by Tom Swart   Jul 19, 2009


Where My Tears Lay Buried

I claw at the earth,
this cold dark earth.
I claw at this place
where my tears lay buried.

I tear at the roots,
These rock hard roots.
I tear at them bleeding
where my tears lay buried.

I weep on this soil
This still wet soil.
I weep again gladly
where my tears lay buried.

I feast on the memories
Those tangled bitter memories.
I feast on them famished
where my tears lay buried.

I throw in my heart
This twisted wounded heart.
I throw it in to rest
where my tears lay buried.

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  • 10 years ago

    by Tom Swart

    I agree with you Beautiful Chaos - I'm not sure I like the repeating line either. The more I read it the less I like it. I may have to try and change it. It is not a comfortable read for me even though I wrote it... Thanks Tom

  • 11 years ago

    by Beautiful Chaos

    I like the angst of this piece Tom, you can feel it building as you read and I especially like the ending. I wasn't too sure about the repeating line at first, but after a couple of times through it, it grew on me and started to fit.

    A nice job.

  • 11 years ago

    by TJ Arizona Eagle

    Love poems are really not my favorites but your's left me wanting more. I particulary liked this stanza ;

    "I weep on this soil
    This still wet soil.
    I weep again gladly
    where my tears lay buried."

    Awesome write thanks for sharing this will us.

  • 11 years ago

    by Lynn Anderson

    Very good style. I love the use of words and imagery! 5/5