A Tear #oneshotwednesday

I caught a tear

that fell from your eye

as I watched 

it mingled with mine


Was it  your cheek

where it fell?

glistening sorrow

or was it mine?


I felt the dampness

lost in the confusion

caught in the pool

of sadness


An expression

of the past

what was lost

wet, speechless sadness



the flowerbeds

we hoped

for a future



warming rays

lighting the way

to tomorrow’s future

Please join us for another week of One Shot Wednesday.

A day to meet other poets and share in their work.

Thanks to Meg Yarsh for the photo:http://www.flickr.com/photos/megyarsh/2436625875/

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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      1. The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt diinoppsat me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought youd have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you werent too busy looking for attention.


  1. Aww.. such a lovely one, Moonie..
    Tears have such way of speaking..don’t they? It’s like they are a separate entity altogether! And you said it so beautifully here…
    the flowerbeds” — somehow, I just LOVED the way these lines fit in perfectly with “tears”.. there was something very appropriate about it here!

    Hugs from ‘a little poem’..


  2. I love how you conclude this with a hopeful tone, MDW — a tear watering a flowerbed, and the flowerbed’s will to live by seeking warmth and light. Gorgeous.


  3. Mingling two tears into one
    Not knowing one from the other very well done
    Your one shot was a great read
    In your words one should take heed


  4. a beautiful happenstance, that to be seen, it needs to be caught…with a hope that by tomorrow the sun will shine. ❤

    very beautiful words and imagery. i just caught my own tears hear. 🙂


  5. “watering
    the flowerbeds
    we hoped
    for a future”

    Yes, we did…a future as bright with potential as we once knew. Not one filled w/banksters, oil/robber barons, or petty Caesars…

    Perhaps it’s just a bad dream from which we shall awaken…

    Keep your soft moonlight shinin’ to take edge off the brittle sunlight…

    Roger ☺


  6. Sad, yes…but at the same time beautiful. Imagine the garden that could grow… Really enjoyed this write, and the photo’s were awesome.


  7. Mourning

    Is it the crisp morning dew
    That gives us permission to cry?
    Or are those last night’s tears
    Still sequestered on leaf edges
    Waiting for recognition
    From culprits long gone?
    Now… just the morning breeze
    And the quivering anticipation
    Of release.


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