Tears That Never Seem To Fall

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Tears That Never Seem To Fall

Amanda is no different
than you or me.
She wears a mask
that always keeps a smile.
It prevents the tears
that never seem to fall.
On rainy days
she sits by the window.
Gazing at her reflection
in the window pane.
It appears as if
the drops of rain are
streaming down her face.

Photo taken from Pinterest.

187 thoughts on “Tears That Never Seem To Fall

      1. That is so true. We wear masks either because we don’t want people to pity us or because we think no one will care.

        You are welcome. I love all your pieces, Andrew. You are one skilled writer. πŸ˜‰

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  1. So beautifully insightful Andrew. I think we often hide our sadness to protect others. It feels much better to let it out., have a good cry . Lovely poetry!

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      1. Maybe. Or maybe I don’t want somebody to make a snide remark. I remember talking to my daddy about my little brother (I didn’t know what I had done at that point.) He said “youngun’….I would cry my eyes out if it would do any good.” Maybe that’s what happened to me….it never did any good…so I stopped. I think when I just teared up…not cried….about my son and the Loser puppet asked me if I was proud of myself….I remember thinking….never a-fucking-gain.

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            1. Oh, that is so sweet. I truly feel knots in my gut reading some of your posts that discuss your life with Loser. No woman, man, or child deserve to be treated the way you have been treated.

              I really wish you all the best.

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                    1. That would be cool. I have to go south. Need to get away from the cold and ice. We are hoping it happens in the next year and a half. I know South Carolina has plenty of great areas and houses to purchase.

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                    2. Central or the Eastern Coast maybe. I lived in Columbia and only remember is snowing once. I lived in Charleston and it only snowed once. It was gone the next day.
                      Upstate Carolina gets a little colder and more snow. Southern Carolina, I don’t know about. The whole time I lived in central Florida, it never snowed but it did get cold in the eighties. It doesn’t anymore. Only had one hurricane and it was mild.
                      I have always heard that the reason they chose Cape Canaveral to house the space shuttle was because that coast never got hit by a hurricane. It sure didn’t when I lived there.

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    1. Smiling. Thank you for sharing your wonderful thoughtsd and kind words. You made my day with your comments. I appreciate that so much. Thank you. Hope you and yours have a wonderfful weekend full of sunshine, smiles, and creative inspiration. Be well.

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  2. This is wonderful. Melancholy, but poignant. I believe we all do this to one extent or another, but it would be lovely if we didn’t have to. Or feel like we have to.

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    1. Smiling. Your comments were beautiful, they should have been their own post. I think all of us at one time or another hid our tears behind a smile. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and the kind words. Have a wonderful weekend.

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      1. Thank you, you also my friend. I hope to perhaps even get a post out today…been slacking lately. But did get to sit next to Santa Claus today in 94 degree weather….didn’t sit on his lap….would hurt the poor guy πŸ™‚

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  3. Wonderful n heart touching lines.dear dew!! u r absolutly right dt most of us r wearing d mask of happieness.i think dt it is too compulsory for person in dis selfish world because nobody know d value of tears n donn’t bear tears.they want to live with false enjoyment,affection n attrction only.

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  4. I think it’s a misconception that to not cry means you’re strong. Letting your heart feel takes a lot of courage. What an amazing and brilliant poem! The image goes so well with your wonderful creativity. xo

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    1. Smiling. I agree with you. Sometimes you need to let it out. Holding it in is not good for your health (physical or mental). Thank you for your kind words. This was one of the few times I liked what I wrote. Thank you and have a good weekend.

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  5. Nice… gotta love when poetry & metaphor merge, on what seems a casual, spur of the moment piece… If you had to sit there & stare at the picture until your forehead started to bleed, even better… ’cause you made it seem easy.

    *wink*

    gigoid

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  6. You create a picture I see so many of us experiencing in real life. Sometimes I wonder if we don’t confuse the reflection of the rain drops with our own tears of joy and sorrow. Beautifully written.

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    1. First, sorry in the delay in my response. I have been losing 30 to 40 messages a day. And they pop up back in my dashboard days later.

      Thank you for your lovely comments. I imagine many people can relate to this. Thank you.

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  7. It seems the rain cries the tears she doesn’t know how or rather not shed. Perhaps the rain helps her in ways we don’t understand.

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    1. Do you know, I wrote this thinking of you and the subject matter of your recent posts. I know you are strong and good hearted. I imagine you fighting back the tears.

      Thank you for reading and for your kind words. Be happy. Be well. xoxoxo

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      1. The fact that you might have been thinking about me makes my heart melt. I do find myself fighting back tears, but doesn’t everyone? You are too kind and too wonderful for words. XOXOXO

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  8. Lovely Post on the sorrowful aspect of one.
    It’s so private.
    Is is something even I want to write on.
    May be soon I shall come with those words.
    Meanwhile you could see my Haiku ” know life best ”
    Thanks
    Shiva

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