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Topic: TEARS - (as in crying) (10/04/04)

TITLE: Sorrow's Grip
By Barbara Thompson-Young
10/09/04

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I see her smile, but underneath,
Her heart explodes with bitter grief.
She cries alone where no one sees
Or understands her misery.

At times she thinks she can’t go
Sits in despair the whole day long.
And she is sure ’this is the day’
They will carry her away.

She lives to die, but this I know
There is a God who loves her so.
He tells her that she must go on
For there are others without song.

Others cry within the night,
Searching for the ray of light
She will shine on them one day
When grief has gone its way.

No tears of sorrow will be found,
The peace of God will then abound.
And she will understand the ‘why’
When Sorrow’s Grip has passed her by:
Her heart will sing instead of cry.


© Barbara Thompson-Young


Member Comments
Member Date
Lucian Thompson10/11/04
Barbara, that was very good! You write so well…well done.
L.M. Lee10/13/04
nice poem about the work of tears and the passage of our grief.
Trish Thompson10/13/04
It's wonderful to think that in the end, in Him, we all will sing instead of cry....that's very comforting.
A touching, poignant poem...the words will stay with me....
William Mae12/18/04
Thanks for leaving the comments on my poetry, I loved this poem so much. God will one day turn every tear into a smile, there is a reason for all things. So beautiful.

william mae
adelina tomino01/05/05
wonderful. i know how it is
Nina Phillips11/03/05
Simply beautiful and touching. Thank you so much for this gift. God bless ya, littlelight
Janice S Ramkissoon 08/06/07
This one wraps it up so well. An Oh! What a beauty it is when you have been released from bondage and can then help others. A sad but true and much needed poem. I love it. The only suggestion I have is an 'a' in the following line:

"For there are others without [a] song.

Thanks for sharing this one. Oh! I also read your piece on encouragement for writers. Thanks for the encouragement and stay blessed.
Janice
Anne Linington11/08/07
RE comment left on Patricia Todd's site; my mother comes from tavistock and remembers a family of Jackman's but it is a fairly well known Devon surname. Anne.Linington@tiscali.co.uk
e-mail if I can be of help.
Patricia Todd02/01/09
This is a beautiful poem. Thank you so much and thank you too for all your encouragement. It is greatly appreciated.