One Tear Missing

January 12, 2012
By writteninspired BRONZE, Check The First Page Hon!, Colorado
writteninspired BRONZE, Check The First Page Hon!, Colorado
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I'm one tear short
When I look upon my life.
I'm racking my brain to remember,
That one instant I cried.
I can't fine the
Where my one tear
Must be lost in agony.
Maybe it wasn't that important,
Something petty.
Maybe I had fallen,
When I certainly wasn't ready.
It's missing.
That one tear gone.
Why am I missing it?
If I couldn't remember it all along?
Maybe if I filed a missing case,
At the station,
They would find my runaway tear,
And put it into realization.
To remember
Why it fell.
Why it still happens
To make my heart swell.
One minute.
Why am I still
Thinking of you?
I got it! I got it!
I remember again!
I was playing tea party,
In my make-a-shift cardboard den.
With Teddy in my lap,
I smiled brightly with cheer.
When my mother called me home that night,
I forgot my teddy bear,
losing that one tear.
That one tear missing,
Has been found.
And now that I have it back,
I won't be making a happy sound.
Because it's a tear.
And I won't let it represent my sadness and fear.
One missing tear.
One tear missing.

The author's comments:
I wrote this piece because I was relishing memories one night and I started crying for no apparent reason. It may have been stress of homework, or it may have been of joy. I will never know. But I do know that it inspired me to write it in Teen Ink and express my feelings about tears and the confusion of why they can happen for no reason. Or maybe there is a reason, but it is hard to tell because it underlies all the stress of life.

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