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Tears - Poems (In Response to Brenda's Word Prompt "Freedom")

Rinita is a creative writer, with focus on poetry. She delves into several forms including Haiku/Senryu, Sonnets, Free Verse, and Prose.

Crying in the Rain

Crying in the Rain

About the Poems

This is the first time I have tried to participate in one of Brenda's weekly word prompt challenges. So, I hope I've done it right.

The word was 'freedom'.

In the first poem, I chose a style similar to nursery rhymes to depict how tears are necessary to let our emotions flow freely. A lot of people hold back their tears thinking that they're brave in doing so. But such a hiding game just keeps stewing the emotions within resulting in a lot of chaos inside the mind.

The second poem is a rictameter (a style with increasing and decreasing syllable count, my favorite style). It's about someone who has lost way too much to even bother shedding tears anymore. It may even represent someone who has left the mortal world to be 'free' at last of all emotions.

Little Tear

Glisten, glisten little tear

Flow away, have no fear

For you’re unbound, unsouled

Giving joy is oh so near!

Hiding behind virtuous pain

You’re nowhere without a gain

Flow to strength, glance outward

Relieve the emotions with some rain

You’re sorrow, you’re joy

You’re anguish, you’re love

A streaming you has no limit

You bring down the heaven above

So, glisten, glisten, little tear

A single drop can be so dear

Free the chained feelings within

Let me sleep for a whole year



On boneless cheeks

Why are you flowing now?

When the feelings have dried within

Forgiving souls have relentlessly cried

Only to make the afterworld

Free of all bitter weeds

Free of the last


© 2021 Rinita Sen

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