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The Crack
by Tinka Boukes
Friday, January 26, 2007
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The Crack


I feel empty inside tonight

Filled with nothing at all

Sometimes it can be a blessing

But not today

It's like the "silence before a storm"

I have found that at some point today

Something just cracked deep within

Tears started to flow once again

Waiting for that moment with you

But this crack formed within my heart

Left me blind…knowing

You might not be around

But our love is strong enough

To survive this crisis

We are dealing with


Copyright ©2007 Tinka Boukes

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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
AWESOME Feelings shared!!!
HOPE change is NEAR!

WArmly, Sheeeooxx
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
well done
Reviewed by Daring Sunshine
Wounds like that hurt your very soul...but there is an answer! Prayer! Prayer does wonders Tinka! God is always near! Very touching but very sad.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
nices up the crisis Tink, nice cool song
Reviewed by Brett Moore
Very powerful line- "Something just cracked deep within". Sincere and positive in the midst of darkness.

Reviewed by A PAX
Your love is so giving, it shows in your poetry all the time, you are blessed with a honest heart tinka
pax A
Reviewed by m w
True love survives crack or crevas... be strong
Reviewed by William Bonilla
I love your longing poetry
And the ones about the "Sea"
You scribe them from the heart

Love & peace
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
sometimes it is best to unload the baggage and move on, tinka.
sure hope all is well.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
Uh-oh... the crack that starts in the heart until it has become a yawning fissure in the fabric of your brain, engulfing the day ahead... Know that one! Like a glacier opening up and taking you down. Well put, Tinka.. now go have fun with Baby Girl! The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow, Annie! :))
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
Great write Tinka..
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
If your love is strong enough to survive the crisis; then that is very good. Love and peace always,

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
This one is deeply felt, Tinka; powerfully expressed!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
That's what true love does...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Profound, pain-filled, and powerful. Great stuff, Tinks!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D
Reviewed by Aberjhani
A profound report from the depths of emotional despair. The ability to translate such devastating feeling into moving poetic art is as extraordinary as the nakedness of the poem itself. The visual art kicks ass as well.

Reviewed by Carole Mathys
Your words draw the reader in...feeling all of the emotions too
great write, Tinka
love and peace, Carole
Reviewed by Approximately Naive
Love calms the storms of life; binds up the broken hearted; heals pain, and with such power, seals any cracks that appears with tears.

A heart play, Tinka.
Reviewed by jude forese
your strength overpowers your tears, Tinka ...
Reviewed by Morning Star
Tina Love that is deeper than life is not
Easy to break believe me I know!
And your background melody of
Crazy with ( Patsy Clain )I always play it when
I'm feeling down it always makes me cray
Then I need A drink!!
Love And Peace to You Always..Morning Star
Reviewed by Taylor Ryan
Tinka, this is love with class...and that emotional blind of tears hit me big time. Love the touch of "Crazy" in the background..
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine
Poem goes beyond the tears, but rests in love. Great write. R
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Superb poetry Tinka! You have a mind rich, in the many worlds of love.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
Tears wash our eyes so that we can see things more clearly and in doing so, find the blessing within each sadness or tragedy. Beautiful poem, girl!
Take care,
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
You're a stong lady Tinka. Knowing you,'ll cry a tear and be right back at again, fiestier than ever, love you Holly
Reviewed by Michael Mathieu
If love is strong enough it will survive anything.Love will fill that crack forever,Thanks for sharing,
God Bless,
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
What Can I Add-Neat-You Can Survive Anything You Set Your Little Heart Out To Do...

Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader)
All cracks can be mended. All it needs is good will. Victor
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Some really nice free verse, there...

Reviewed by George Carroll
The wellspring of relief is contained in your tears so bawl away.
Reviewed by Paul Berube

No one ever need be ashamed to cry. Tears are a sign of caring and love. They show you have a heart. Well written my friend.
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
Tears sometimes just need to escape, our hearts will only bare the burden of so much and then we must release...I always feel better after a good cry, I can see things a bit more can help us withstand much of what life throws at us...hang in there my dear friend!
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Sometimes dear Tinka the heart can only carry the weight of so many tears then it forces us to release so it can start to regroup and stive to find a better tomorrow. Hopefully that is the case with your own tears.
Reviewed by ROCK-Salt! Proctor
Here's a hug from your friend and admirer lovya More! Rock
Reviewed by CJ Heck
Love can carry us through so much, Tinka, but we aren't mountains of strength -- we can't help but have a day here and there where our strong hearts melt down just a little. Very well done, hon.
Love and a big virtual hug,
Reviewed by richard cederberg
Tinky doodle ...

As long as the tears can flow, and you can see it for what it is, and for what you want it to be, you are ahead of the game. Great image Sissy.

Stand Strong ...
Love and hugs from
yur big bro
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
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