Wednesday, August 21, 2013

August 21, 2013 Poets United/Verse First

Poets United/Verse First  Prompt:  I Cried Out

Fragments G&C #155 30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper

I Cried Out

I am alone
Regularly touching my eyes
Yesterday I cried aloud
I gathered the tears in a bucket
Drained my heart
Ordinarily I hold my breath
Under threat of losing control
Today I gave up
 I cried out


Brian Miller said...

and sometimes you just need to take the reins off and let go...and let it out....before it drowns you...

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...


And I think that both body and spirit are refreshed by a bout of crying, letting go and then replenishing one's attitude..


humbird said...

holding your breath will not do any, yes, release your worry

Mary said...

I do understand this. Sometimes it IS hard to hold everything inside, and one HAS to cry out!!

Kim Nelson said...

So relatable, Annell. I like the directness of this piece.

Susan said...

And this poem, now, gives others permission as it amazes at the need and action.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is how grief catches us, and we must let the tears fall. I like especially "I gathered the tears in a bucket". Good one, Annell. And after the tears - comes the rainbow, and a lift of the heart.

Justin Huskey said...

I love the emotion of this piece. Very expertly conveyed. It is simple yet could move worlds:) Well done.

Sumana Roy said...

'I hold my breath' good but 'Today I gave up
I cried out' way better..a great relief it is. wonderfully expressed.

Suzy said...

And crying out helps us move on. A powerful message.

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