Cynthia BuhainBaello

Freshman - 887 Points (November 17,1949 / Manila, Philippines)

A Father's Tears (Free Verse)


Consummate pain
Like a cruel wrench
Gripped his heart
And crushed, it bled
A father's tears.

No words define
His anguished grief
A wretched loss
His own son...
His seed.

The baby he carried
In his arms
And nurtured
In paternal love
Now broken, scarred
A shriveled man
His father's eyes
Now bleed.

He would take him back
To be his child
Return him safely
To his past
No war could touch him
Hidden there
His eyes see through
An hourglass.

My boy, my son!
What have they done?
Your life a mangled mess
What's left to do?
These father's tears
Will not replace
The boy, the man
That I once knew!





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May 12,2009 Tarlac City Philippines

Submitted: Friday, June 26, 2009
Edited: Friday, September 25, 2009

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Comments about this poem (A Father's Tears (Free Verse) by Cynthia BuhainBaello )

  • Gold Star - 5,119 Points Jayatissa K. Liyanage (2/1/2015 5:56:00 AM)

    I wish I saw this poem the day when most brutal Terrorists on my home land blasted off a passenger bus killing innocent school children and farmer men and women early in the morning few years back. When the President then visited this spot, against security advice, one father carrying his dead child in his hand asked almost same questions. That was the only time we saw tears falling from P's eyes, through public media. This moment became the turning point to the strategies adopted in facing the war. I admire your thinking and marvel your writing. Great! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 619 Points Louis Rams (4/26/2012 9:22:00 AM)

    beautifully written! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Gale (1/7/2010 3:19:00 PM)

    Great use of words. Excellently composed. Had the rating or voting been enabled, I would have given it a ten, for sure.

    God bless us all-MJG. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Catherine Mburu (7/9/2009 3:45:00 AM)

    His own son, His seed! that one I like. Keep up the good work. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 47 Points Meggie Gultiano (7/5/2009 5:02:00 AM)

    you did really touched my heart reading this, Cynthia..A heart wrenching piece.
    Well crafted write.Thanks for sharing.God bless you.
    Hugs,
    meggie (Report) Reply

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