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Strong Tears

June 13, 2021
By SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]


She cries

and is weak

her pain is known

and is scorned

she cries because she is going through a test

of endurance, and strength

and she's wearing thin

she cries because she trusts you

to show her tears to

she cries because she's strong

shes strong to endure

and shes strong enough to share

she cries but doesn't fall

she cries but doesn't need to be saved

she cries and she can handle it herself

she cries and isn't fragile or weak or in need

she cries, how do you respond?


The author's comments:

again not about me or anything related. I was looking at tears art (i have a doc full of art that ends up turning into a short story) and I saw a picture of a woman crying that irritated me. First, she was wiping the tears away as if they were shameful. Secondly, the underlying message was that she was weak, so I felt like writing. 


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on Jul. 16 2021 at 5:36 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

im sorry...
im not going to say anything more because I might say something rash which might cause me to do something rash.

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Jul. 15 2021 at 10:27 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

Can I join the pity party? Months ago, my dad said something to me that was so cold it blotted out all the loving things he's said to me since. Every time I think of it, I want to burst out crying. I have had turmoil about it ever since. I shoudln't be like this, but I am. And once in homeschool drama camp, everyone socialized at one table while I was the only one at a completely separate table. That week was so awful that I humiliated myself over my loneliness. The whole time I was onstage, I was literally on the verge of tears. I thought I would go home and cry, but here's the sucker punch--no tears would come afterwards.

on Jul. 15 2021 at 7:38 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

didnt write this about me. but heres an interesting fact: apparently when I cry because I don't have a place to hide i get yelled at. yhanks, that makes me feel so much better

on Jul. 11 2021 at 10:43 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

i meant her.
it would kinda be rude to say you.
i don't cry very often, and almost never in front of people. just when I'm really lonly at church and right now because somethings happening that I don't want to talk about at all let alone online(and if I did a person could get in legal trouble).

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Jul. 11 2021 at 4:55 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

Who, me or her? Or me and her and you???

on Jul. 11 2021 at 12:39 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

poor girl

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Jul. 6 2021 at 9:41 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

You should respond I guess by just being there for her. Don't tell her to go into her room and come out when she can be reasonable.

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Jul. 6 2021 at 9:40 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

Well I do a lot of weeping when people show their dark sides or when I say something wrong, but sometimes I do it in private, like when I wake up in the middle of the night.