Tears of tomorrow

Cloud my vision

Words sent to proclaim

Sweep the universal chasm

And wrenched from agony

Blood soaked bandages tend my raw wounds

Healing the loneliness of silence

For in simple gestures

Extending your hand


As the darkness of pain

Is overcome in the light

So time vanishes.


Written for Poets United – time

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17 Responses to Vanish

  1. Susan says:

    Aw. That much love–love to heal woundedness and to erase time–is amazing. Would we could generate it for earth itself!

  2. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    If only everyone could be so considerate so as to listen.. to erase another’s loneliness..time heals all our wounds.. perhaps that’s all what one needs..!

    Well penned šŸ™‚

  3. Claire says:

    Yes, the simple gestures can be the most profound…

  4. Mary says:

    This poem expresses profound sadness, I think. With the tears of tomorrow & the raw wounds & loneliness of silence. I do hope there is someone who will listen as well as extend a hand.

  5. Sherry Marr says:

    “Listening as the darkness of pain is overcome by the light….” what every hurting heart would find comfort in. Beautiful and sad, Alan.

  6. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    A very moving poem.

  7. Alan,

    You are quite right about the price paid to actually secure light, after the darkness of pain..I’d never quite thought about time in that context..A very deep poetic form of thought..


  8. Sumana Roy says:

    “Extending your hand / Listening”…truly brings succor to life and Time loses its significance. …..a beautifully moving poem of healing….thanks for participating Alan šŸ™‚

  9. oldegg says:

    Often being humane indicates that we are caring and sympathetic creatures. If only this were universally so. We have an uncanny knack of being the opposite.

  10. Myrna Rosa says:

    Your poem reads like a prayer for kindness. I hope we all listen to it.

  11. kaykuala h says:

    As the darkness of pain
    Is overcome in the light
    So time vanishes.

    It can be frustrating to say the least! But it somehow must be endured! Well penned Alan!


  12. Time heals everything, even the darkest wound. Nicely penned… šŸ™‚

  13. Jae Rose says:

    Very vivid piece..the offering of a caring, listening hand means so very much

  14. Your poem causes the reader to dig deep into themselves, the wounds, sadness, fears. What is worth losing, what isn’t worth vanishing?

  15. Time is the greatest healer…a touching poem šŸ™‚

  16. Gillena Cox says:

    healing takes time, yet an out stretched hand and a listening ear, can be magical within the process

    much love…

  17. jammy7000 says:

    Oh how very true… If we only realised how quickly our time on earth passes, we would not waste our allotted time on hate and evil and pettiness and negativity… Beautiful!

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