The Hardest Tears

It is time to introduce a new sub-theme in Love's Tempest - depression. Undoubtedly the upcoming depression poems are intricately related to most of the prior themes in Love's Tempest, but there's space to ponder that perhaps through self-love alone, depression is always related to Love's Tempest. I don't know if that is true as I haven't experienced every type or every cause of depression that there might be, so it is just a speculation from personal experience.

Unlike the poems I first posted at WOL, the meditations, these depression poems do not self-solve the problem - it was my first depression and I didn't realise I was capable of finding a solution. So, proceed with caution...

The first poem in the new sub-theme is as the blog title suggests:

      The Hardest Tears

The hardest tears are the dry ones.
The deepest hurt might be no pain.
The final straw can be a flower.
The heaviest load wears thin.

The broken ruin could be your castle.
The hardest task might be to rest.
The deafening noise might be the silence,
Without and within the same.

The sharpest pain can be the kindness.
The best of life lies dead inside.
The helping hand might push you further.
The battleground could be your mind.

The dream you found might be your nightmare.
The rush to save, trampled your nest.
Now you are free, to feel your prison.
The blindest eye can see best.

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Wed 5th May 2021 04:07

Thank you to Ghazala, Brian, Stephen and Nigel for commenting! 💐
(I'm sorry that somehow today I can't think of individual replies)

Thanks also to everyone who clicked 'Like' for this poem 💐

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Nigel Astell

Wed 5th May 2021 02:07

Knowing the dream
we once had
crushed into submission
starts the nightmare.

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Stephen Gospage

Tue 4th May 2021 16:55

Yes, clearly a heartfelt poem. I like the theme of contrasts and paradoxes.

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Brian Hodgkinson

Tue 4th May 2021 16:39

Bravo. 👍 I know the feelings.

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Ghazala lari

Tue 4th May 2021 09:42

A well thought verse. Contemplation and analysis of human emotion, mind and feelings is a complex task. Well portrayed the flexible self. 👍

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