Nuance of Water

A Poem By Madalyn Clare // 2/2/2019

Tears are desperate
Creatures.

There is not one
Emotion that drags
Them to my cheeks,
To be collected back
Into the ground.

Water is changing;
Water gives life,
It takes it away.
Water is cold;
Water is destruction.

And yet we thirst
For it; eight hours is
All we can wait for
A drop of a natural
Catastrophe.

The same
Capricious heritage
Carries itself down
My cheeks in a
Wave of emotion.

Water is a desperate
Thing in itself;
It takes an act of
Good will, a loving
Gesture, a death,
And even a tiny
Bee sting for it
To leave us in
A parade of tears.
A droplet is eager
To leave us, it lies
In wait of pain,
Of joy, of any human
Reaction to relieve us
Of the weight of water
And to wildly run away
Laughing, playing,
Praying to fall on
Concrete or soil
And return to whence
We received it.

Comments

Ok, so I LIVE with you and I

Ok, so I LIVE with you and I am constantly blown away by the talent that I'm seeing posted up here, girl!!!! I love this image of tears as things that are practically BEGGING to escape and the fact that it really does not take much for them to come...I particularly love the word choice 'a parade of tears'...LOVE IT!

One little note...not sure if this was intended but you wrote:
'To leave us, it lies
In weight of pain,'
and I was not sure if you meant to write "weight" or "wait"...

Love it love it love it

Brighid | Mon, 02/04/2019

When I worship, I would rather my heart be without words than my words be without heart.

Madalyn...wordless.

Madalyn...wordless. Just...amazing!

Libby | Tue, 02/05/2019

“The gospel alone is the power of God unto salvation.
Therefore, suffer, yes. Be misunderstood, yes. Be shamed, yes. But do not be ashamed. For the joy set before you, take up your cross, follow Jesus, be shamed and despise the shame!" -- John Piper

I have no words. This is

I have no words. This is beyond good, Maddie. Beyond brilliant, even.

Damaris Ann | Tue, 02/05/2019

I don’t thrive off of chaos: chaos thrives off of me.

*applause*

THIS IS THE BEST
I love it so much!! This might be one of my favorite poems now.

Heather Jones | Tue, 02/05/2019

“planting seeds inevitably changes my feelings about rain.” —luci shaw.
psalm 84:10 esv.

*applause*

THIS IS THE BEST
I love it so much!! This might be one of my favorite poems now.

Heather Jones | Tue, 02/05/2019

“planting seeds inevitably changes my feelings about rain.” —luci shaw.
psalm 84:10 esv.

@Brighid

Oh mah love thank youuuu! Yay, I'm so happy you like it!
I fixed it! Thank you for correcting it!

Madalyn Clare | Tue, 02/05/2019

"To live is to love with the passion of a thousand stars. To love is to live despite the pain of a thousand scars. Anything in between is a passing shadow." ~Michael Joseph Murano

@Libby: Thank youuuuuu

@Libby: Thank youuuuuu darling!

Madalyn Clare | Sat, 02/09/2019

"To live is to love with the passion of a thousand stars. To love is to live despite the pain of a thousand scars. Anything in between is a passing shadow." ~Michael Joseph Murano

@Heather Jones GAAAAAAAHHHH

@Heather Jones GAAAAAAAHHHH THANK YOUUUUUU

Madalyn Clare | Sat, 02/09/2019

"To live is to love with the passion of a thousand stars. To love is to live despite the pain of a thousand scars. Anything in between is a passing shadow." ~Michael Joseph Murano

@Damaris Ann Thank you so

@Damaris Ann Thank you so much, Damaris! This means so much to me.

Madalyn Clare | Sat, 02/09/2019

"To live is to love with the passion of a thousand stars. To love is to live despite the pain of a thousand scars. Anything in between is a passing shadow." ~Michael Joseph Murano

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