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Cry Me A River

July 25, 2012
By kate12345me GOLD, Sydney, Other
kate12345me GOLD, Sydney, Other
11 articles 0 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth." - Thoreau
"Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on."

A hundred thousand and
two hundred and fifty one
rivulets and gullies of teardrops
from Ermington to
Ethiopia. Picking up sorrow and pain that
make the lone journey down my cheek
soon to wash down from above and fill the
ocean with wet, and my heart with neglect.

Rain, rain, go away
no more crying for today

splash in the puddles,
the residual emotion
…what is left of my

cry me a river.

The author's comments:
Where I live, it is raining today. The small drops of moisture, brought down by will and thought. Have you ever likened the rain to your tears? Imagine a dense cloud of nothing swirling over Earth, picking up melancholy and then collapsing beneath its weight and expectance. Once I finished writing, a song came to mind: Justin Timberlake's 'Cry Me A River'. Perhaps he once explored a similar thought. Or perhaps it is the reality of the rain...

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on Feb. 14 2013 at 12:31 pm
thatunknownthing DIAMOND, Dubai, Other
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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift; that's why they call it the present"

4/5! good poetry, interesting read! tell me wt you think of my stuff? :)

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on Dec. 7 2012 at 1:51 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
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I like this very much. Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! It would mean a lot:) Thanks!

on Jul. 28 2012 at 9:49 am
albinotiger GOLD, Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win"- Stephen King
“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate”- Isaac Asimov

WOW that is amazing!!great idea and great work! (maybe check out my work sometime)

GeishaDOLl said...
on Jul. 28 2012 at 3:49 am
W-O-W. Absolutely dumbfounded. Short, but spectacular. I particularly loved your description. It REALLY got me hooked. I LOVE YOU! Are you a chick? 'Cause I think you are. Anyway, I wanna marry you heheh. :) REALLY REALLY REALLY GOOD