Tears Inside

Tears Inside
Tears Inside
Tears Inside – We all as humans build walls and defenses to protect those deep feelings and passions that run rampant through our hearts and minds. We put on the happy face and tell a joke or two. Our outward social facade can be so different from what we are truly feeling deep within. How many of you have felt the emptiness of missing someone? How many of you have hidden from others the misery you feel? How many of you have slowly started to drown from the – tears inside.

Tears Inside
People say I am contented, because I tell a joke or two,
Deep within, tears inside, how I am missing you.
Laughing loud with my good fellows all around,
But, the flowing tears within are making me drown.
If you look closer and my smile seems out of place,
My heart is blue as I try to keep a straight face.
Thoughts of you make my days drift ever so slow,
Every morning I promise myself to, “Just let it go.”
What did I say? What have I done? Where have you gone?
The blues and the tears within me, I cannot outrun.
How I remember being together felt, oh, so right,
Dusk till dawn, tears within all through the night.
For others my outward persona is all a masquerade,
So worried that memories of you will only start to fade.
Each afternoon the tears within burden my heart,
Fear is that the cheerful exterior will start to come apart.
It seems nothing I say or do will ever make it right,
Tears within give me the words for sad poems that I write.
People say I am contented, because I tell a joke or two,
Deep within, tears inside, how I am missing you.
Kurt James
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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 7th Colorado adventure tale novel “When the Song Vanishes”.

10 thoughts on “Tears Inside

  • March 16, 2020 at 11:18 AM
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    Oh! Those tears inside are so painful and often there are no answers forthcoming. I so relate to this piece, Kurt. I ask why directly to one I lost and nothing comes back, no explanation which leaves me with more tears hiding inside. Very nicely penned work. Well done.

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    • March 16, 2020 at 6:21 PM
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      Phyllis, I truly believe almost everyone can relate to this piece in one form or another. I feel your pain for the one you loss…. Kurt

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  • March 17, 2020 at 6:29 PM
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    I feel the tears and pain through your poetic words. I sure can relate they say it gets easier but I think it gets harder.

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    • March 17, 2020 at 8:02 PM
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      Affairs of the heart are never easy and more often than not hardly fair. Thank you for stopping by and commenting Rasma…

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  • March 21, 2020 at 8:27 PM
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    Yes, Kurt, I can also relate to this. In fact, it reminds me very much of a wonderful song called “The Tracks of My Tears.” Great work with this touching poem.

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    • March 22, 2020 at 2:10 PM
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      Thanks for stopping by, Linda Ronstadt version of Track of my Tears probably was an inspiration to this Colorado Redneck since I have been listening to her greatest hits albums a lot of late….

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  • March 22, 2020 at 8:39 AM
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    I get that tracks of my tears vibe like John as well. Some people only see the masquerade going on outside never take the time to see the pain on the inside. So many relate Kurt. I’ve found myself just wanting to break down and bawl sometimes, but always caught myself to keep up that happy go lucky exterior. Nice work

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    • March 22, 2020 at 2:12 PM
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      Thanks for stopping by and commenting Paul…. I think everyone of us at one time or another just wanted to break down and let the tears flow – most just hide it and the let the tears drown them on the inside.

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