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  Trial of a Teardrop
by Odin Roark
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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When one thinks about it, tears of laughter can be argued as an oxymoron as well as a useful double entendre when attempting to express the love/hate irony of innocence.

Trial of a Teardrop

How guarded we stand
to protect our buried teardrops
wanting out from imprisoned feelings
desperately battling our adult opposition
to its natural journey to the top

Reasoning guards its checkpoints
rational resistance gives momentary pause
as confused muscles await the exchange
before molten passions reignite its fire

Rushing toward liberation
calm and peace await as
strength's shuttered windows collapse
eruptive laughter weeps
and grievance finds celebration

Such is the journey of a teardrop
the perpetual child in us all
forever rekindling fires of our innocence

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Reviewed by Axilea MU 6/18/2012
A striking description of the essence and process of crying, your poem captures the authentic nature of tears, from the way we resist them (in vain) to the physiological evidence and emotional liberation. A fabulous journey.

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/17/2012
You have captured the essence of the emotion of crying. It is something that cannot be stopped when it happens. I have found that I cry more often from happiness than from sorrow.

Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 6/17/2012
Teardrops is nature's way of relieving our stress. For years I refused to cry in front of others and remained hidden with my feelings. Not wanting another soul to view me as weak. Of course quite silly of me to consider this a weakness being a woman.

"Rushing toward liberation
calm and peace await as
strength's shuttered windows collapse
eruptive laughter weeps
and grievance finds celebration"... I like how you have described it, it is liberating and one feels much better.

Love and Light
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 6/16/2012
tears are natures way of releasing the sorrow or fear we feel. I admit like Jerry I don't do it often anymore, but when i do I'll admit I feel better afterwards.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 6/16/2012
There is definitely a kindred feeling of childish innocence when the tears finally flow unstoppable. The faux macho defense mechanisms, when are finally and irrevocably breached all hell breaks loose. There is nothing quite as disturbing as seeing a grown man completely losing it to the terrible tears. I have noticed that tears will rise into my eyes more often in these old days of mine than they used to. Saying that, I'll also have to say that completely breaking down doesn't happen much anymore. Is that because my defensiveness has geared up to the stoppable range, or, have I, in my old age decided that nothing is really worth losing it over anymore.

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