Of tears and platitudes

What is a thousand cuts

to the burdened?

Strategic strikes

inflicted –

but no blood flows

no incredulity expressed

as the eloquent

are rendered impotent –

opting for tears

instead of platitudes


at the waters edge.

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About Shun P. Writes

Author, Amateur Genealogist, Writer, Poet, possessor of 2 cents, blogger and eternal student of life, who harbors a firm belief in his Grandmother's mantra that: "People need to get off of their rump and do something". All while keeping in mind that a cheering section will often get in the way.