I Cry


I cry for love that’s never ending
An ear that listens and a heart that’s forgiving
To hear my cry deep down in the trenches
Must be special or heaven sent
To hear my cry and response with open arms
Must be connected like a mother with her newborn
Now that’s love and that’s why I cry.
To experience that love I would lay down my life
I cry I cry
I cry in silence I’m too worn out
Emotionally drained so I tend to lash out
I cry for comfort and a little support
Love is blind and it can open up doors
Replenish the soul and build up courage
Give meaning to life and give a purpose
I cry.

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  1. Rhavin on November 16, 2023 at 4:05 PM

    Hi DP,

    What a beautiful and deep poem you wrote! It really shows how lonely we can feel and how much we as humans require connection. The line, “To experience that love I would lay down my life” shows it clearly as well, when you don’t have those bonds or relationships life feels almost pointless. I also like that you don’t just make it about a romantic love but compare it to a mom. I think in our early adult years we often put such a heavy weight on romantic type of relationships that we feel abandoned if we don’t always have one; yet we forget that friends and family are just as important and can ease the loneliness we feel while we search for a partner. I hope you continue to write because this was powerful. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Landin on November 18, 2023 at 12:40 PM

    You can tell a story is being told. The words seem to have meaning and a personal connection. I felt connected to the poem.

  3. Colin on November 18, 2023 at 4:39 PM

    That’s a very touching poem. Honestly, I kind of don’t know how to react, except with that I hope that love can give you the strength to make it through this. After all love can help get people through even the toughest of times!

  4. Jamie on November 18, 2023 at 6:20 PM

    I think this is such a great expression of your longing for deep emotional connections. I admire your ability to be vulnerable through poetry. Keep up the great work!

  5. Halie on November 18, 2023 at 9:06 PM

    This is so beautiful and emotional!!

  6. Morgan Schoenenberger on November 19, 2023 at 2:28 PM

    I love this. You can feel the emotion and vulnerability. I love that you put I cry in the beginning and end of the stanzas. It makes it flow and helps keep it going. Great job!

  7. Maggie on November 19, 2023 at 2:56 PM

    This poem is awesome. You have an amazing way with words. I can feel your emotions and I understand your thoughts through this.

  8. Leah on November 20, 2023 at 9:14 PM

    Thank you for writing and sharing your beautiful words. You capture such a deep desire — and need — of all people. I hope you will find this never-ending love.

  9. Jen Melendez on November 25, 2023 at 7:23 PM

    This poem really touched my heart. “An ear that listens and a heart that’s forgiving” was my favorite line because I believe we all have that same desire/need in common no matter where we are or how old we are.

  10. Josie on November 27, 2023 at 11:38 AM

    I love the words and the language that you use in your poem. My favorite sentence has to be “To experience that love I would lay down my life.” You’re giving meaning to your life saying you want the love from your family back, you want your original life before his accident happened. Great poem.

  11. Omar Amrani on December 3, 2023 at 4:14 PM


    Your poem reflects the intense emotions you’re experiencing, as you desire emotional connection. The idea that love can open doors highlights why it is imperative to the human experience. Also, the fact that it can provide people with a sense of direction and meaning in their life is profound. Thanks for sharing your poem.

  12. Chloe Espinal on December 3, 2023 at 11:48 PM

    I am absolutely blown away by the emotion in this piece, and not only the emotion, but the thought and meaning you put into the smallest parts of life. I love your repeated use of “I cry”, as it truly makes me understand how much these small victories or even defeats can mean, and how sometimes, it’s a miracle that humans are able to hurt and heal and love and so much more. This is a beautiful piece that truly captures why life is just such a precious and fickle thing.

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