Tears Bubble

Tears: Lacrimation, or lachrymation, (from Latin lacrima, meaning “tear”) is the secretion of tears. Tears formed through crying are associated with strong internal emotions.

Tears bubble under the surface,
I will not set them free.
They won’t escape, just bubble there;
Always a part of me.

Sadness washes over at times;
Overwhelming, sudden, shock.
Instead of listening, addressing, dealing,
It’s in a box, shut tight, no lock.

Not wanting to admit the pain,
Not seeing the honest truths.
Smile and say I am ok,
Believe it, as if smiling is proof.

Please don’t ask too many questions,
Please don’t delve too deep.
I will not cry, I won’t go there,
I cannot bear to weep.

Just know I take cover, hide away,
Say I’m ok, that I’m fine.
Tears will always bubble inside,
But that’s where they’ll stay for some time.

Prose for Thought

3 Comments on Tears Bubble

  1. Wicked World of lUCAS
    March 20, 2014 at 6:10 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh sweetie – this is so sad. I don’t know whether this is about what is going n with your life at the moment but if it is, I send you a HUGE hug and hope that goes some way to making you feel a bit better. Beautiful poem though xxx #prose4t

  2. oddlyactive
    March 23, 2014 at 4:29 pm (10 years ago)

    So hard sometimes to admit our feelings, especially when the world seems incapable of understanding or has expectations of us we cannot meet. I can’t, as a bloke claim much insight into PND, but as the single parent of a child with special needs I can certainly identify with the other tags, and the fear of failing to cope and the subsequent ‘judgements’ was perhaps heightened by my gender(?) I hope you find a way of expressing some of those feelings – outside of poetry! – soon, and an understanding ear. (#Prose4T)

  3. Victoria Welton (@VicWelton)
    March 26, 2014 at 12:47 pm (10 years ago)

    It really is so hard to lock feelings away when all you just want to do sometimes is cry. This is beautiful lovely. Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought xx


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