Tears of Yesterday

Image credit; Muhammed Hassan @ Unsplash
For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a woman whose face has black streaks of mascara on her cheeks. She wears a sad expression and has her hands placed on her head.

I cry because I can,
The pain runs down my cheeks
Unchecked and unashamed.

Each smudge a symbol
Of life lost, innocence silenced,
I cry because I can.

But there are those who cannot.
Their sorrow turns inward, and so
The pain runs down my cheeks.

I am Grief, I come in all forms,
Let me embrace and comfort you,
Unchecked, and unashamed.

Written for Sadje’s What Do You See 30th May

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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24 Responses to Tears of Yesterday

  1. murisopsis says:

    Well said! The grief shared is grief halved.

  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Very poignant 😊

  3. Sadje says:

    Beautifully written Di! Crying helps to lighten the sorrow of the soul. Thanks for joining in

  4. Sheri Dye says:

    This is beautiful. Sad.. but beautiful. ❤️

  5. You have a ‘seeing’ ‘ sensitive heart.😍

    (Is ‘pensitivity’ derived from that sensitivity? )

    • Possibly……….. I came up with pensitivity because I tend to be pensive. I genuinely care about other people and people talk to me as I’m a good listener.

  6. Carol anne says:

    that is so haunting Di! ❤

  7. willowdot21 says:

    I love this Di so raw, so true 💜

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  9. Chris Hall says:

    That repetition works so well, Di. It sounds like sobs welling up from within.

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