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Contributor Series 5: Dramatis Personae, How Do Rivers Hide Their Tears

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Contributor Series 5: Dramatis Personae
How Do Rivers Hide Their Tears
By Bobbie Troy

when night turns the corner
and becomes morning
the back of my mind inevitably stirs

with musings on the day
the complexities and mysteries of life
trying to find the simplicity within

i wish i never cease
to think and dream

but most of all i wish
i never cease to wonder

how do rivers hide their tears?
how do children hide their fears?
how does old age hide its years?
how do rivers hide their tears?

Bobbie Troy’s poetry has appeared at vox poetica in 2009 and 2010. Her most recent poem, Things I Should Have Said, appeared in April 2010 and her poem Dear Diane was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2009.

23 Responses to “Contributor Series 5: Dramatis Personae, How Do Rivers Hide Their Tears”

  1. Jack Daily says:

    I like the metaphor of a “river with tears” coupled with the conflict and seemingly impossibility of trying to hide them.

  2. Pam Steadman says:

    Congratulations, Bobbie…I so enjoyed this poem.


  3. Bette Hileman says:

    I like the comparisons between our lives and constantly changing rivers.


  4. Great title. You make me wonder. We know you dream because you write such nice poems.

  5. Jean says:

    Bobbi, your questions in the last stanza provide your reader with food for thought; a great way to give them a gift to carry away with them.

  6. MaryAnn says:

    You draw for the minds eye a watery road map for getting old – beautiful

  7. bobbie troy says:

    Thank you everyone, for reading my poem and taking the time to comment.

  8. Evelyn Troy says:

    Awesome poem Bobbie. You have many wonderful dreams inside your head.

  9. Claire says:

    I love your imagery and how it makes the reader think and wonder.

  10. Fran Cecere says:

    This poem says so much. I also think at the end of the day about what has transpired. I have never wondered how rivers hide their tears but I do wonder often how we hide our own tears. Very well written and I particularly like the tie between a river’s tears and a child’s fears. It is difficult to imagine the tears of a river and even more difficult to comprehend the fears of a child. Great poem.

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