Poetry of Kansas

Tears

Some tears are rain
At the end of the day,
Come as relief
To wash grime away.
 
Others like storms brew
With venom increasing
Light flashing fiercely,
Hatred releasing.
 
But mine . . . are so hitter,
They're hidden . . . so deep,
I laugh in the daytime,
To cry, when I sleep.

__Sue Moody.

Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
page 86
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

 
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