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Rated: E · Poetry · Emotional · #741790
A tear is more than a drop of water. It is melting of heart in heat of emotion.
WHAT IS A TEAR?


A misty film that clouds the eye
Condenses as a tear
That glistens like a pearl awhile
Then drops, the eye is clear.

As in those few moments the tear
Flows down the silent cheek,
Emotions gush out in torrents.
There’s none for them to speak.

If feelings of the heart could be
Told somehow by the lip,
There won’t be a need for the tear,
From heart and eyes to slip.

What is a tear? Is it merely
A water drop saline?
It’s no less a part of the heart
That melts down the eyes mine!


• Written in abcb 8-6-8-6 format

M C Gupta ‘Khalish’
27 August 2003
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