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The Tears I Left Behind...Poetry

I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.

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Spring Is In The Air

The tears I left behind

Are they still moist? Or perhaps they dried in the misty chambers of emotions, yet to be defined

The rain depicting steamy shadows on my window pane inside

The day is dark and drab, alerting my muse to seasonal depression and the terror of watching my two worlds collide

Ah spring is just over the horizon, and I can feel it in the air

Buds emerging, birds singing, Bunnies hopping happily as they wander from their lair

My beautiful magnolia tree in full bloom, white blossoms soaking up the misty rain

They seem to be singing that old plea refrain

Rain, rain go away

Come back another day

I must admit my thought's are in tune with my sorrowful magnolia tree

Warm sunshine filling up my senses, feeling completely carefree

My psyche reminds me I've weathered many storms in the distant past

My muse ( Shane ) whispers " Don't forget They never, never last. "

Comments

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on January 02, 2020:

Hello Brenda, Oh, the winter blues, I get them and can't wait for Spring to arrive and fill up my senses, Thanks for coming to read.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 01, 2020:

Ruby,

How i wish it was almost spring here now.

But alas it is only January. I think a cold winter will be here before much longer...but i will be awaiting spring in all my body.

I like magnolia trees too...but I do not have any at this temporary home I live in right now.

Nice write.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 14, 2019:

Hello kathi, good to know you're still around. I am fine, just took some time away from Hubpages to get married. I lost my son Jackie from cancer a couple of months ago and the hurt is still with me, but life must go on. Thanks for checking up on me. Hope all is well with you.. Hugs

Kathi from Saugatuck Michigan on May 04, 2018:

Hey Girl, Just checkn in to see if you're still around the hub. Think about you from time to time and hope all is well with you! What a beautiful magnolia tree! I love the line about weathering many storm in the distant past! xo

Ruby Richert on April 15, 2018:

Hello Dianna. Nice to see you on my page. I agree, everything is beautiful after a rain. Thank you...

Ruby Richert on April 15, 2018:

Hello William. I took some time off, but my muse wasn't a happy camper. All kidding aside, I missed writing and reading my Hubber friends. Thanks for missing me. Happy you came to read my piece. Cheers!

Ruby Richert on April 15, 2018:

Hello Ann. My white flowers on my magnolia tree are gone, but the greenery is beautiful.Thanks so much for coming to read and leaving a lovely comment.

Dianna Mendez on April 14, 2018:

Your positive spirit shines on this one. Rain is good for us and usually brings life after the storm.

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on April 08, 2018:

Wow, Ruby! I just found this, I thought maybe you left us. I'm glad you didn't. Looking forward to more!

Ann Carr from SW England on April 08, 2018:

Beautiful poetry, Ruby. I love magnolias. I had a wonderful one in a previous house and have tried growing one here but it doesn't seem to like the soil, or maybe the wind, but I'll persevere.

I like the rhythm of this and the infusion of hope. Lovely!

Ann

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 05, 2018:

Hello Shauna. I had to look up the word loquacious and hopefully I will be filled with words in which to write. Funny how our muses rule our writing. I have the desire but nothing formulates. It's funny though just when I think I can't write anything an ides pops in. GO FIGURE. Thanks again for encouraging words...Hugs.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on April 05, 2018:

It sounds like life is going tremendously well for you, Ruby. You're an inspiration! All the traveling you're doing and the love you've found is sure to instill the loquacious factor in your muse!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 05, 2018:

Hello Mar. It is always so good to read your comments on my hubs. Thank you for your encouraging words. It's a beautiful day here today, hopefully the rain is over. We will be leaving on a trip on the 9th, but will return in about a week. See you soon. Lots of hugs...

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on April 04, 2018:

Dear Ruby,

How wonderful to see you! You have been missed but I'm glad that you have been fueling your muse with new love, travel and adventure.

You haven't lost your touch - and you have a way of instilling hope and promise through your words.

Love you and hoping you had a peaceful Easter, mar

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 04, 2018:

Hello Shauna, so good to see you again. I was off HP for about 18 months. We did some traveling and we moved, but all the time I missed HP. It felt good writing again, and I know I missed some great writing, but I'm back and hopefully my muse will be kind and help me write. Thank you so much for coming to read my poem...

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 04, 2018:

Hello Shauna, so good to see you again. I was off HP for about 18 months. We did some traveling and we moved, but all the time I missed HP. It felt good writing again, and I know I missed some great writing, but I'm back and hopefully my muse will be kind and help me write. Thank you so much for coming to read my poem...

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on April 04, 2018:

Ruby, it's so good to see you back! You seemed to disappear after you got married.

You're poetry is as thought-provoking as it always has been. I enjoyed the imagery of this one.

I hope you're doing well, Ruby!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 02, 2018:

Hello Shyron. I could never forget my Hubber friends, you all are like family. I would especially miss your poems on my page. I took a leap of faith and found a sweet man to share my life with. Thank you for being happy for me. Hugs my friend..

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 02, 2018:

Hello Peggy. So nice to see you. Thank you for your encouraging comment. I am happy and content, but I did miss HP and writing. Cheers my friend...

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on April 01, 2018:

Ruby, Ruby my dear friend

I am glad to see you here

See you here writing again

I am so happy you jumped into life again

It sounds like you married your best friend

And I am glad you have not forgotten your Hubber friends

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Congrats on your marriage and your beautiful poem

Blessings my dear friend

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 01, 2018:

Welcome back Ruby! I enjoyed your uplifting poetry. Spring has sprung and congratulations on your marriage. May you share many happy years together!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 31, 2018:

Oh Genna, Thank you for not forgetting me in my long absence from HP. Your sweet words are like music to my soul. I have missed all my friends, and I know I have missed a lot of great writing. I hope you are well and happy. Hugs my dear friend...

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 31, 2018:

Hello Shanmarie, I've talked to other people who like stormy weather, so you're not alone. Rain had always depressed me. ( I really do not know why ) Cuddling up with a fuzzy blanket sounds good. I enjoyed reading your piece. Thanks for coming to read my poem..

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 31, 2018:

Hello again Paula. One Day At A Time please Jesus, that's all I'm asking of you. I love your outlook on life!!!!! All we can do is do our best, help others, be happy and live!!

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on March 31, 2018:

Ruby!!! :-) :-) It is sooo good to see you. I'm so happy to know that you found happiness and love with your wonderful husband. The promise and hope of Spring seem more complete because you and your poetry have returned. Hugs, dear friend, and congratulations. You have been missed. And I love your choice of the "Annie" song.

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 30, 2018:

What a surprise to see you comment on my recent hub and then I saw you published one if your own. Beautiful poem and beautiful picture. I can't say the rain usually depressed me, though. I like it most of the time. Good weather for a snuggle on the couch with a blanket and a book. Plus, I enjoy thunderstorms; they make me sleepy. In fact, my kids, friend, and husband ran inside the other day to ask me how I could be asleep on the couch when tornado sirens were going off. Not the first time I've done that. But figuratively speaking, or metaphorically, whatever the word is.... your message is a much needed reminder for everyone during times of storms.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 30, 2018:

Paula, I was as surprised as everyone on HubPages about my marriage. I never in a million years ever thought I would make that plunge again, but I'm happy and he is a good man who taught school for 41 years, played the organ in his church through the years. We have a lot in common. We love to dance, play cards and travel. Loneliness is no fun and I feel that we were meant to be together. Thank you for remaining my friend when I was absent from HP. Hugs..

Suzie from Carson City on March 30, 2018:

Ruby.....I didn't know love or marriage had age limits! Obviously, you know that it doesn't because you went for it. Good for you! The rules are, be good to yourself, be happy, go for the gusto and hope for the best!! From start to finish, it's one wonderful day at a time, girlfriend. Hugs.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 30, 2018:

Hello Paula. Who would've THUNK it? getting married at my age, I RECKON I had a senior moment..HEE So glad to see you, and glad you liked my poem...

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 30, 2018:

Hello Chris. Just when we think we've figured it all out, something occurs to make us stop and thank it over once again. I'm happy that you are recovering. I love whatever you write. You do have the ability to write dark, funny or an adventure. Cheers..

Suzie from Carson City on March 30, 2018:

Ruby Girl, Welcome back!! We were so worried about you until we found out you eloped!! LOL I've already said this, but I'm glad you're happy. It's good to see you GF! Don't go away again for so long..... I love your poem. Hugs, Paula

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on March 30, 2018:

Spring is in the air, indeed. And I pick now to end up in the hospital for surgery. I'm recovering, and I hope it is in time for the earliest part of good spring weather. I have plans. haha, Just my little rant about being human and having things not go as planned. Thanks for the springtime thoughts, Ruby. Nice to see you.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 30, 2018:

Hello Gypsy. So good to see you. Happy you enjoyed my poem and the video. John Denver is another one of my favorites. Thank you...

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 30, 2018:

Hello Tom, so nice to meet you. Happy you enjoyed my poem. Thank you...

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 29, 2018:

Hello Manatita. So happy that you liked my poem and the video. Thank you....

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 29, 2018:

You are welcome Mark. Thanks again..

Tom Cornett from Ohio on March 29, 2018:

A wonderful poem. Love the last two lines. :)

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 29, 2018:

Hello Nikki. Thank you for inspiring words. I guess it has been about eight months since I put my pen to paper. The changing seasons stir my poetic side. Cheers

manatita44 from london on March 29, 2018:

It is a most beautiful piece of poetry, Ruby and at the right time too. The video gives it mood and solace. Nice one!

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on March 29, 2018:

Your welcome.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 29, 2018:

Hello Mark, nice to meet you. Happy you enjoyed my poem..Thank you.

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on March 29, 2018:

Thankfully the storms never last. Thanks you for this lovely poem.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 29, 2018:

Hello Nell. Happy you liked my poem. Thank you. I rarely go on Face Book, too many scammers. I guess I do need to change my password...Cheers

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 29, 2018:

This was wonderful and love the music.

Nikki Khan from London on March 29, 2018:

Welcome back dear,

A wonderful return with a splash of spring flowers, what an awesome arrival.

I’d love to read more of your work dear.

Bless you!

Nell Rose from England on March 28, 2018:

That was lovely, and good to see you back Ruby! (don't forget the change of password on facebook :)

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 28, 2018:

Hello Bill. You made my day with your rhyme comment. It is good to be back. Thank you...

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 28, 2018:

Hello Clive. Oh how you crack me up with your comments!!!!!!!! I missed you too. Thanks for coming to read my poem..Chewing tobacco UGH.Hee

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 28, 2018:

Hello Devika. Good to see you are still writing and reading. Thanks for your faithful support....

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 28, 2018:

Hello John. I'm happy that I was missed, thanks for telling me. I know I missed some beautiful poetry from you...Cheers!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 28, 2018:

Hello Lisa. It seems the change of seasons affects many people. Thanks for coming by to read my poem...

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 28, 2018:

Hello Eric. It's wonderful to be back! I really have missed you all. Thank you so much...

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 28, 2018:

This made my day....RUBY IS BACK!!! Hooray...welcome back dear friend.

Clive Williams from Jamaica on March 28, 2018:

Ruby Jean Fuller. How Dare you? Leaving me without that soft, See you later. I have missed you. Thought you found a young stud and rode off in the sunset drinking tequilas and chewing tobacco. Nice to see your writing friend.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 27, 2018:

Beautiful words and so glad you are back to share your thoughts. Each season definitely sparks a poem as you have written this one and Spring is here.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 27, 2018:

Hello Mike. Seems the change of seasons brings out a poem every year. It's good to be back. Thank you my longggg time friend. Hugs...

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 27, 2018:

A truly touching poem, Ruby. Great to see you back writing again. You have been missed.

Lisa Chronister from Florida on March 27, 2018:

Very beautiful. I often feel the change of seasons deeply, so I can relate. It is great to see you again!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 27, 2018:

Hello Kristen. Thanks for the end quote notice. I fixed it. Happy to see you on my page.

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on March 27, 2018:

Hello Ruby - What a treat to bring in Spring. Poetry from Ruby, of all things. Good to have your positive energy back here adding to Hubpages.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on March 27, 2018:

Wonderful poetry. And more wonderful to hear from you.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 27, 2018:

Hello Chris. I'm happy that you enjoyed my poem. Thank you for coming by.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on March 27, 2018:

Bless you.. and it is good to see and read you again

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 27, 2018:

Hello Frank. Thank you so much. I am thrilled to be writing again. I thought my desire was gone, but I woke up this morning and writing was top priority. Your words humble me. Thank you again...

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on March 27, 2018:

Well done Ruby. Nice rhyme scheme. You're missing an end quote after the last word in the last line.

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on March 27, 2018:

Ruby, it is so good to read one of your poems again. Yes, bring spring on. I can't wait.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on March 27, 2018:

wow... welcome back! and how you've returned...a prose stylist