General Poetry posted April 16, 2018

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Necessary tears


by Sergeant Floyd

Your tears were most beguiling
cried unexpectedly.
Over broken blue blossoms
of robin eggs
tossed on the grassy
but silent spring trail.

Cried over going away things.
A cricket's chirping,
A fire's dying ember.
Geese in arrowhead formation.

Cried over gone things.
Baby dolls for girls.
Marbles for boys.

Cried over cutting things.
A thorn pricked finger
plucking a rose.
The snap of a mouse trap.

Cried over dull things.
Sunny Los Angeles smog.
The bottom of the bird cage paper
screaming riot, war
deception, betrayal
and murder.
Overruled or overlooked obituaries.

Your tears were most beguiling
waxed with laughter.
Over a silly comedy.
Over a silly accident.
Over a silly me.

Your tears were least beguiling
hiding from necessity.

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