Poets Anonymous: Uncried Tears

Welcome to our monthly Poets Anonymous!

On the 15th of each month, I’ll post part of a poem. If you have a blog, post a poem on yours and share your link in the comments. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to share part of a poem in the comments. Or, I encourage you to simply read a poem today.

This month’s poem comes from Just Mercy, one of the most powerful books I’ve read in a long time.

The conscience told the tears
“I know you really want me to cry
But if I release you from bondage,
In gaining your freedom you die.”

The tears gave it some thought
Before giving the conscience and answer
“If crying brings you to triumph
Then dying’s not such a disaster.”

 Ian E. Manuel

Share a favorite poem (or segment of one) in the comments!

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