A Dry Life Without Tears

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A Dry Life Without Tears

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A Dry Life Without Tears


Maybe a life without tears isn't worth living,
And a journey without fear not worth facing.
Triumph without challenge: hollow,
unreal.

Maybe the sweetest love is the love of a wet tear
The love of drama
The love of pain
The love of the twisted fate
that made things this way.

Maybe the beauty of reality is the blood
The sweat
The fighting
Screaming
The claws

The falling
The sunset
The dark night

The dirt on your feet
On your hands
On your knees

In a dark muddy forest,
A wet dirty smile.



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Post by gali »

A beautiful and deep poem!
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Wow! What an amazing poem! I have a feeling that behind these words, there's a story waiting to be told. :-) Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work! :-)
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Your poem reminds me of two songs: "Doctor My Eyes" by Jackson Browne and "Colors" by Ice-T. I'm sure the philosopher's dealt with the question of how we know happiness by knowing sadness, etc., I'm thinking Aristotle, maybe Bentham or Mill, but it's been a long time since I've read those guys. I'm not a poet myself, I'm not sure how poets actually come up with poems. I think it holds some truth, perhaps unfortunate, perhaps misguided, but true nonetheless. Thank you for sharing!
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Good writing.
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:) Celebration of or tribute to life, resilience and navigating through emotions, emotional intelligence to live one's best life.

From emotions even if pain, we find the truth, even purpose.
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Post by Uniter Oyando »

" Triumph without challenge, hollow, unreal" This really resonated with me. It reminded me of JCole's song "Love yourz" where he sings " It's beauty in the struggle, ugliness in the success." Thank you for sharing, simple, yet so deep.
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Thank you for the beautiful poem. There is so much wisdom sitting behind your words. I hope there will be more to come.
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I love your writing
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gali wrote: 22 Nov 2021, 12:50 A beautiful and deep poem!
Thank you, gali! :D

tarafarah7 wrote: 22 Nov 2021, 16:04 Wow! What an amazing poem! I have a feeling that behind these words, there's a story waiting to be told. :-) Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work! :-)
Thank you, Tara!

I do have my personal story, but one of things I like about art and especially this medium is being able to broaden the reliability. For instance, when I wrote my other poem, I Cried Today, for me I was inspired by the idea of losing a romantic love

Bigwig1973 wrote: 22 Nov 2021, 22:43 Your poem reminds me of two songs: "Doctor My Eyes" by Jackson Browne and "Colors" by Ice-T. I'm sure the philosopher's dealt with the question of how we know happiness by knowing sadness, etc., I'm thinking Aristotle, maybe Bentham or Mill, but it's been a long time since I've read those guys. I'm not a poet myself, I'm not sure how poets actually come up with poems. I think it holds some truth, perhaps unfortunate, perhaps misguided, but true nonetheless. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you for your feedback! I added both of those songs to my playlist! :)


WAQARULHASNAIN wrote: 23 Nov 2021, 03:09 Good writing.
Thank you, WAQARULHASNAIN! :D
Graciosa Mkhabela wrote: 23 Nov 2021, 04:51 :) Celebration of or tribute to life, resilience and navigating through emotions, emotional intelligence to live one's best life.

From emotions even if pain, we find the truth, even purpose.
Thank you so much for your careful reading and thoughtful comments! :D

Uniter Oyando wrote: 23 Nov 2021, 06:46 " Triumph without challenge, hollow, unreal" This really resonated with me. It reminded me of JCole's song "Love yourz" where he sings " It's beauty in the struggle, ugliness in the success." Thank you for sharing, simple, yet so deep.
Thank you!

I love J. Cole, and that's a great song.

Another one of his I like and am reminded of is Crooked Smile, which includes this line that I love so much: "We ain't picture perfect but we worth the picture still "

Fareed Regal wrote: 23 Nov 2021, 11:42 Thank you for the beautiful poem. There is so much wisdom sitting behind your words. I hope there will be more to come.
Thank you, Fareed! I hope so too! :lol:

Namuyaba C wrote: 23 Nov 2021, 14:37 I love your writing
Thank you, Namuyaba! :D
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Post by Kajol Dadhania »

Loved the poem!
The thing I dislike about poems is often the poet uses specific details from their experience and the poem tho beautifully written makes no sense to the reader unless explained.
Here there seems to be a story, giving it depth, while allowing the reader to feel it and making their own connections to it.
And it made me smile, that is always something.
Imagine if we had no secrets, no respite from the truth. What if everything was laid bare the moment, we introduced ourselves?
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Post by Chet Shupe »

As civilized people, our beliefs, leaders, and ideologies promise us a future without hardship. Indeed, we have sold our souls in pursuit of that promise. Scott reveals, through his remarkable work, that such an existence, even if it could be achieved, which it can't, would be meaningless.

Humans don’t mind hardship, in fact they thrive on it; what they mind is not feeling necessary. Modern society has perfected the art of making people not feel necessary.” Sabastian Junger in his book, Tribe.
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Post by Susan Gibbs »

This is a wonderful poem. I like the way it flows. It has a profound message. The most beautiful and best parts of life might be the saddest or messiest.
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Post by impressionville »

Thanks for sharing this is an amazing poem. I really loved it.
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keep posting beautiful poems.
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