Silent Tears

Silent Tears 

Sometimes a memory slips away,
And turns into a tear,
To remind me of a saddened day,
When I lost someone so dear.

Sometimes a thought drifts into my heart,
Of someone dear to me,
And it turns from a dream of a time apart,
Into a watered memory.

It shows that my thoughts of you are here,
When the dampened teardrops fall,
As time after time, year upon year,
The treasured times I recall.

I keep these times alone with you,
I am selfish in that way,
And I will let the watered memories fall,
Forever and a day!

I know that you are peaceful now,
You often tell me so,
But still my moments do allow,
To let my teardrops flow.

God bless you xx

Mick
(Copyright Michael Westwood)

About the author

Mick Westwood
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I am a 71 year old retired coal miner, who spent 30 years working underground. Having time on my hands, and in order to keep my brain exercised, I decided to try to write poetry and put down on paper some of my life experience, and my hopes, dreams and other thoughts. I also do a little gardening, but I am hopeless at housework. Much to my wife's displeasure.

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Gaynor 46
23rd Sep 2018
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The poem is very beautiful,so very true to life,when I read it. It made me feel as if I’m living my life with the words of the poem ,Silent tears .
TrishA19
23rd Sep 2018
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Lovely words, so very true.
VeraC
23rd Sep 2018
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CedisR
23rd Sep 2018
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Sensitive,peaceful and beautiful.
ValentineL
23rd Sep 2018
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so true the words were beautiful and made me realise I am not alone when I feel sad other people feel the same thank you
GillianM35
23rd Sep 2018
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Beautiful words - so true.
Eileen Rouen
23rd Sep 2018
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Whitehead5000
23rd Sep 2018
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This bought tears to my eyes.
MairD
23rd Sep 2018
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All so true some people think its only them greving because we dont talk about loved ones all the time we do it byourselfs
Doreen Bent
23rd Sep 2018
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Beautiful words reminds me of all my loved ones who are no longer here.
jeanna
23rd Sep 2018
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Very beautifully put
SharonS153
23rd Sep 2018
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Beautiful words really touched my heart x
DJGeeves
23rd Sep 2018
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so poignant Mick. You could have been written it for me and my much loved Dad who died in May 2017. Thank you
Knitting queen
23rd Sep 2018
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Beautiful words....I lost my husband and soulmate some 28 years ago but can still relate to the sentiments expressed in your poem....thank you
pensioner
23rd Sep 2018
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Just started to read some of your poems ....love them very heart touching....but love the green diet one
ElizabethT5
23rd Sep 2018
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You tell it, how it is.
BarbaraAnn
23rd Sep 2018
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Beautiful words thank you
MaryF62
23rd Sep 2018
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A truly beautiful poem that so many of us can relate to.

Have you thought of publishing your poems in a book?
Mick Westwood
26th Sep 2018
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I have recently published a small book of 40 mixed poems.
Kes
23rd Sep 2018
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A heartfelt poem. You have such a thoughtful and caring way way with words Mick.
Libbs
23rd Sep 2018
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Beautiful words and so true ....thanks for sharing
suchatt47
18th Sep 2018
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Beautiful poems especially poignant to those who have lost a husband or partner.

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