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The Worth of My Tears

August 23, 2014
By EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.


Catch the tears as they fall,

or they'll be broken glass;

such little drops they are,

but they can contain. . .

so much pain.

 

Do you know,

the worh of my tears

as they drip

and slip 

from my open eyes? 

 

Catch them as they drop,

please know the value of my tears;

maybe they don't have 

a lot of value,

but they still have value

nonetheless. . .

 

Just please. . .

know the worth of my tears,

as they turn into little glass

and tumble

and shatter

onto the ground. . .

for you and everyone.


The author's comments:

People should know the value of your tears. Your tears are valuable, and each time you cry, whether they are drops of pain or tears of joy, each one is valuable and full of worth. Your tears are caught and put into a bottle, each time you cry. Someone always know you're crying, even when it feels like no-one knows. Your tears are worthy. I just hope someone here on this world, knows the worth of my tears, when I cry. Haha, I might write a poem about tears, human tears that is. 


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on Sep. 4 2014 at 10:22 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Thank you, so much! Your comment means a lot to me. Thank you again! ^_^

on Sep. 4 2014 at 9:39 am
elycavill SILVER, Samobor, Other
5 articles 0 photos 186 comments

Favorite Quote:
Leave nothing but footprints,
Take nothing but pictures,
Kill nothing but time.

It is really well written poem about an interestig and important subject that people often skip or do not even think about! Good work! :)

on Sep. 4 2014 at 9:17 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Thank you so much, molldog! ^_^ 

on Sep. 3 2014 at 8:25 pm
iamstrike BRONZE, Polson, Montana
2 articles 17 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
how ignorant art thou in thy pride of wisdom

Hey this poem is pretty amazing! 

on Aug. 31 2014 at 6:45 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Thank you so much. ^_^ Your comment means alot, to me. Thank you so much, again. 

HudaZav SILVER said...
on Aug. 31 2014 at 12:51 pm
HudaZav SILVER, Toronto, Other
8 articles 6 photos 392 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

Absolutely beautiful. This is one of my favorite pieces on Teenink!

on Aug. 31 2014 at 1:59 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Thank you! ^_^ haha, I'm glad th <p's> somehow worked out. Thank you again! 

on Aug. 30 2014 at 8:11 pm
TheOceansBlackBird SILVER, Richmond, California
9 articles 14 photos 115 comments

Favorite Quote:
One persons craziness is another persons reality
-Tim Burton

and then there's this one
╭∩╮(︶︿︶)╭∩╮

I was going to comment on those because I actually thought they were supposed to be part of the poem! I was going to say that I loved the way that those computer defaults showed up, making it seem like this one person was writing an email to another. The computer was defaulting and acting all crazy, symbolizing the storm going on in the persons mind. I loved this poem.

HammadWaseem said...
on Aug. 28 2014 at 8:25 am
HammadWaseem, Lahore, Other
0 articles 5 photos 286 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be proud of who you are.
-Eminem

You can't see me
-John Cena

Ooh, somebody stop me!
-Mask

Your welcome! 

on Aug. 27 2014 at 8:20 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Haha I guess I do ; ) thank you again, Renda! ^_^

on Aug. 27 2014 at 8:17 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Thank you, Hammad! ^_^ Thank you much again!

on Aug. 27 2014 at 8:15 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Haha I'm glad it did make sense then ^_^ thank you again, Hanban12! ^_^

on Aug. 27 2014 at 7:06 pm
Princess.Renda GOLD, Travelers Rest, South Carolina
14 articles 0 photos 159 comments

Favorite Quote:
"All the world is made of faith, trust, and pixie dust." --J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Babe you have more talent than you realize ;)

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Aug. 26 2014 at 6:44 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

It makes perfect sense :) No problem! You're a very inspirational writer :) 

HammadWaseem said...
on Aug. 26 2014 at 4:29 pm
HammadWaseem, Lahore, Other
0 articles 5 photos 286 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be proud of who you are.
-Eminem

You can't see me
-John Cena

Ooh, somebody stop me!
-Mask

Thats really beautiful. I gave you 5 stars. You are really a great poet. Good job!!!

on Aug. 26 2014 at 9:27 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Thank you so much! ^_^ your comment means so much to me, also ^_^ this is the first time someone has said that my word choice is excellent, and again I thank you so much! ^_^ I wrote this thinking of tears, because as a little girl, I used to cry quietly. Not for me, but for someone and for everyone. Two weeks ago, I wanted to cry for someone and everyone, just because I missed that person so much. Haha I'm not sure if any of his made sense, but I thank you so much again! ^_^ : )

on Aug. 26 2014 at 9:24 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Thank you so much! ^_^ your comment means so much to me, also! To be honest, it was short at first, but I thought maybe I should continue it a little bit more, so I made it longer. The line "know the worth of my tears, as they turn into little glass," was a line that my hand wrote on my own. Haha if that makes sense. Thank you so much, again! ^_^

on Aug. 26 2014 at 9:20 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

I just wanted to apologize, for all the <p's>! I'm not sure if it's just me seeing them, or I'm just going plain, mad ; ) agai, sorry!

on Aug. 26 2014 at 9:17 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Thank you so much! ^_^ : ) your comment means so much, to me! Haha, to be honest my friend, I feel like compared to you and others, I am good but not as good as ya'll : ) you and others here on Teen Ink have such talent, that I'm honored that ya'll read my poems : ) I am awed by all ya'll's talents : ) thank you again, my friend! And haha I think, maybe more is coming, my friend! : )

on Aug. 26 2014 at 1:36 am
CelebrateDifferences, Long Island, New York
0 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Gods of Olympus.” Piper stared at Leo. “What happened to you?”
His hair was greased back. He had welding goggles on his forehead, a lipstick mark on his cheek, tattoos all over his arms, and a T-shirt that read HOT STUFF, BAD BOY, and TEAM LEO.
“Long story,” he said.”

I love the analogy between dropping tears and broken glass. The analogy creates bright imagery which makes it all the more enjoyable to read.