My Eyes Are Dry

This poem was written by Trish Blyth, whose daughter Julia survived a brain tumor.  She eloquently describes the emotions many parents experience on this journey.

Where are my tears?

tears are all around me

My eyes are dry

 

The tears are buried,

buried so deep

My eyes are dry

 

It is an endless pit

of sorrow and sadness

My eyes are dry

 

When will I feel?

When will I awaken from this frozen state?

My eyes are dry

 

What will happen when the tears come?

 

I am afraid,

the pain is too old, too great, too much

too many things have happened

too many sorrows

What will happen when the tears come?

 

My heart is heavy

I mask it well

the tears are buried deep

deep in a well

What will happen when the tears come?

 

I can see the tears flowing

the dam is broken

I am fine

some day

some day

soon

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One Response to My Eyes Are Dry

  1. Jessica Buchanan says:

    beautifully said…

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