Treasure Island

Natasha Potter

(24.11.91 / south africa)

Cry a tear

Cry a tear for the women of abuse
Cry a tear for those who abuse
Cry a tear those in broken marraiges
Cry a tear for everyone who feels used

Cry a tear for the teens of prostitution
Cry a tear for the teens on drugs
Cry a tear for teens under pressure
Cry a tear for teens without love

Cry a tear for the child of slave labour
Cry a tear for the child of rape
Cry a tear for the people who did this to them
Cry a tear for all those who hate

Cry a tear for HIV/AIDS
Cry a tear for destroyed homes
Cry a tear for the wickedness of suicide
Cry a tear for everyone who feels alone

Cry a tear for people in jail
Cry a tear for those who sin
Cry a tear for people who have lost someone
Cry a tear for those who cheat to win

Cry a tear for alcoholics
Cry a tear for people on the streets
Cry a tear for youngsters involved in crime
Cry a tear for everyone you meet

Cry a tear for abandoned babies
Cry a tear for poverty
Cry a tear for all the racism
Cry a tear for you and me

Submitted: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Edited: Thursday, February 24, 2011

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  • Alf Hutchison (4/6/2009 7:49:00 AM)

    Thank you for showing us that we should have compassion..and tears are a certain sign of compassion... very well put. (Report) Reply

  • Lovemo Queen (1/19/2009 10:02:00 PM)

    i see 2 sides to the poem..i see all the harsh bad things in the world but at the same time...why cry? what is crying going to do? why be sad, why not do something? so as you see my feelings are mixed. It was very well written and almost fun to read but the message is iffey for me. But thank you for posting and writting this beautiful piece of work..maybe this world does just need to shed a tear... (Report) Reply

  • Yonela Mali (3/20/2008 3:18:00 AM)

    this piece really makes onen think about the cruel world which we live in and yes it does make me want to cry a tear for not knowing what to do to help.
    great poem (Report) Reply

  • Rajaram Ramachandran (5/9/2007 7:24:00 AM)

    This is a very good poem bringing out most of the unpardonable crimes that are taking place in the world Even if we shed gallons of tears for the victims, will these crimes stop? GOK (God only knows) . (Report) Reply

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