A Meeting of Tears

the meeting has been held
my case was eloquently pled
a wordly ship has finally sailed
from this heart so often bled
beating out frantic words for years
uncounted by learned men
never envious of all those tears
that so often like rivers ran
across these scattered pages
as if with a mind of their own
not realizing those lines were cages
meant to bind them until grown

~~~~~~~Jerry Marks