“Tears” by Lev Shtrikman

Lev Shtrikman (grade 6)


Tears cut to the soul
Inner secrets kept in each one
Falling from the soul
Words never to be spoken
Truth of hearts and feelings
Voices that scream pain from within
Show the being inside of people
Salty from ocean’s great Unknown
Tears from the power of bloody memories
Horrid truth
Tears never hiding only running
The grotesque view
Of people everywhere

from Rattle #9, Summer 1998
Tribute to Children

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