THESE TEARS I HOLD

 

oil on panel,  10in. x 9in.  ±25.4cm. x 22.9cm.

 

 

 

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THESE TEARS I HOLD

 

 

 

Cry, I will, at the plight of some

At the night and sun and things undone

But I don't weep for those bored between

Who neither work nor strive nor wish nor dream

These tears from me are days from time

Precious, priceless, maddening, mine

I give them to those who shore no crimes

I give them to those who vie such vines

I give them to those with aspiration, courage, desire and aim

Less they fall short despite the pain

These tears I hold forth

For those like you

Who run, rise, crawl to the end, who never subdue,

To those who forever kept fervent, kept fevered, kept foolish but true

These tears I hold forth for those like you

Who lived and led, and loved life through