Without Tears

By _Andrew_

What is life worth
When every dream goes sour
Like a glass of milk left in a fridge
That grows tainted over time

And to whom do I cry
When life leads me astray
Like a dog with no home
No one to turn to
No one to love me

And yet I cry
For only through tears may I find justification
Without them nothing makes sense
Even when I don’t know what’s behind them

And like the stray dog I wander
In search of what I think could be
A place in which he can call home
A person in which I find me

©2003 James Shearer

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Copyright 2003 James Shearer
Published on Wednesday, July 2, 2003.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • A former member wrote: Wow. It's the first time I read your work and I really enjoyed this piece. And don't worry, sometimes it's better to be left without tears... To wash everything away... *Lilith*

  • urbanhumility On Friday, July 2, 2004, urbanhumility (1206)By person wrote:

    a very grounding piece......containing both honesty and humility......well done...........urban

  • A former member wrote: I love the comparisons in this piece...they only at more to its grace.

  • Jaded Jezzabelle On Thursday, February 19, 2004, Jaded Jezzabelle (332)By person wrote:

    Ive felt like this way too often...great write...jaded

  • blackdarkness On Thursday, February 19, 2004, blackdarkness (238)By person wrote:

    I like it...great write

  • A former member wrote: 'For only through tears may I find justification ' still, beautifully sad...

  • Drifter On Sunday, December 7, 2003, Drifter (277)By person wrote:

    Once again i'm very impressed. This is... well im kinda speachless. great work.

  • spaniellie On Saturday, November 29, 2003, spaniellie (79)By person wrote:

    truly beautiful. the last 2 lines really grabbed me. it was a great way to close this piece.

  • A former member wrote: "Like a glass of milk left in a fridge" fear not your tears, as we are all dogs wandering... tainted in time to time's demise. Beautiful poem, it flowed like tears as it cried for me. Thank you.

  • Crystal Passion On Tuesday, September 16, 2003, Crystal Passion (222)By person wrote:

    Truly a grand piece. Perhaps someday you will realize that someone too is searching for you, someone not so far away. Wonder who she could be...

  • Dancing_Monkey On Tuesday, September 9, 2003, Dancing_Monkey (1288)By person wrote:

    A masters work...

  • SeekingNirvana On Monday, September 1, 2003, SeekingNirvana (30)By person wrote:

    jesus. i've never seem so many comments. i like the emotion in this. good piece

  • Blood of Winter On Thursday, August 28, 2003, Blood of Winter (300)By person wrote:

    a heartfelt write, yet again you puncture my heart with remembrance of pain yet to pass.

  • A former member wrote: you keep dishing out piece's like this. your awsome andrew!!!

  • Abbyernathie On Thursday, August 21, 2003, Abbyernathie (61)By person wrote:

    this is a great poem. i can relate. i like the comparisons!

  • The Fallen Angel On Thursday, August 21, 2003, The Fallen Angel (245)By person wrote:

    I found a fav...can't wait to get fav. list.

  • A former member wrote: Beautiful! Very nice indeed

  • A former member wrote: Great poem, your making me come to terms that my poems are inferior. I enjoyed it!

  • Six-Out On Monday, August 18, 2003, Six-Out (1481)By person wrote:

    This brings to mind apple pie, I'm hungry. Nice write person.

  • Drea On Sunday, August 17, 2003, Drea (1518)By person wrote:

    i just love your work.. plain and simple.~Drea~

  • Seraphic On Sunday, August 17, 2003, Seraphic (237)By person wrote:

    "a person in which I find me" that person is the same guy you see in the mirror everyday. great poem *~seraph~*

  • OLd SouL On Sunday, August 17, 2003, OLd SouL (781)By person wrote:

    think blacky hit the nail on the head with raw emotion. keep em flowin'

  • Rebel_Angel On Tuesday, July 15, 2003, Rebel_Angel (328)By person wrote:

    Wow this is very nice... Sad but nice. I cant think of nothin else to say this is jus Great!

  • blackdarkness On Tuesday, July 15, 2003, blackdarkness (238)By person wrote:

    beautiful....raw emotion....i like it..blacky..

  • A former member wrote: great great work! love you andrew!:D

  • A former member wrote: I too find this to be an excellent piece. Most have been to where you speak of, and the line, "No one to turn to, No one to love me," hits close to home. Keep up the good work.

  • GothicBlack On Monday, July 7, 2003, GothicBlack (199)By person wrote:

    oh yes Ive been here too. I can defiantly relate to this one... I can't wait to read more... so keep them coming. ~gothic~

  • A former member wrote: I love it! beautiful work!

  • nell On Wednesday, July 2, 2003, nell (287)By person wrote:

    i must agree this is really good=)

  • pessum ire animus On Wednesday, July 2, 2003, pessum ire animus (62)By person wrote:

    this is really good. i especially like you use of figurative language... "when every dream goes sour, like a glass of milk..." great piece. keep it up

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