Blog # 57 Poesie TEARS, PHANTOM SHIP

Full laden, she rocked the waves
Hull full with gems
Facet-less but diamond- like
Many sized, divers sourced
From brown, from white from yellow—
Glittr’ing, shiny
Jewel boxes, treasure trove
Sea chests much bestuffed
With tears-
Tears- most precious of man’s jewels
Ripped ready- refined
Pure, Holy

Tears of expectation, of joy
Some borne of laughter, of crying
Most precious- tears of love
Wind-swept tears
Tears of growing up, of getting old
Longing Tears
Meeting and parting tears
Missing you tears, tears of relief
Salt-bedecked, rich warm greeting rears
Little girl tears, delicately dropped
From loving temples
Tears from blind eyes- like jewels
From a mine of darkness

Onward it sailed
Toward the edge of Earth,
This magic ship
Could I but discover the destination–
A velvet World of diamonds!

-p (attrib. Leonard N. Shapiro 195- on the death of baby Debbie)



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Retired from the practice of law'; former Editor in Chief of Law Review; Phi Beta Kappa; Poet. Essayist Literature Student and enthusiast.

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