Staircase of Tears


Staircase of Tears


Climbing the staircase of tears 
Heights of dry emotions 
Long to reach, draw near 
Step by step slip I 
Grip by grip I try 

Reaching to former stains 
Echoing from yesteryear 
Muffled sobs remain 
Yet their imprints streak 
shadows of fear 

Limbs and hearts long to ascend 
Showers of tears part the elevate 
Swimming in heights to unearth 
While sobs ally to birth 
Tears of sorrows, steps of worth 

Craving the web of the halfway mark 
Snares of fatigue entangles pulling at descend 
Weariness lurks I dare not pretend 
Energy cheers me on to forward strive 
Tears attempt the slip towards dive 

Collapse I shake off, reducing its strength 
Caving not to crumble the stairs of flight 
Fountain of my eyes, water me, drench 
of strength to climb the weathering 
Rising from foe to foe to further heights 

Years slip in aged worn steps 
Cascading gush’s rant I pass by 
The halfway mark I view in hindsight 
Stains of others not to forget 
Traces on rails trickled insight 

The pinnacle of tears staircase I view 
sighting gatherings of others climb 
Arms of tears staircase now refrain 
from pulling me, to descents strain 
Now I reach out to those who embark on 
The staircase of tears lesson 

Salwa Samra © 2012 
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About salwasamra

Salwa is the owner and creator of Poet's Room. Salwa has a passion to have Poetry rise from the ashes of days gone by to modern day reading material. Poet’s Room will offer the reader the opportunity to sit within its room, enjoy of its surroundings through words that will touch any reader. Pick and choose from Salwa's varied assortments. Poet’s Room is welcoming, intriguing, and inspiring. Take a tour, relax, contemplate and enjoy the variety of Poetry. Salwa has authored two books, a Non Fiction book - "Web of Losing Me," and "Poet's Room - Volume I." As a writer of Non-Fiction, Poetry, Creative Writings and Fiction, Salwa extends herself in many writing projects. Salwa has contributed a short story - Dreams Didgeridoo - to an Australian Anthology. Salwa is currently working on her third book - Colour Me In - a fiction story of a young lady and her forceful culture. Salwa's Lebanese culture is deep-seated in poetry and philosophy, her writings are influenced by her historic culture. Throughout Salwa's growing years her father habitually recited Arabic Poetry. Though Salwa couldn't understand most of the poetic words because they were in classic Arabic it truly did have an impact on her and her writings. The richness of the words, the depths of affluence on Salwa's cultural history, traditions, and customs, has truly reigned in Salwa to follow through in her poetic writings. Salwa commit's herself to continue in this depth from her culture, and its richness of philosophy and poetry. Her desire is to encourage the reader to think beyond what is written, to contemplate life's experiences, to long to be intrigued, and inspired, thus, Salwa finds herself writing about topics that reflect nature, emotions, sentiment, and experiences of the human body, mind, and spirit, consequently, reaching further into the culture that built in Salwa the love for poetry, the passion for writing. Salwa's Christian faith is another integral facet of her writings, being the cornerstone of her inspirations. Her study in Theology and Creation has influenced Salwa to share with her readers the beauty, diversity and challenges the world has to offer.
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3 Responses to Staircase of Tears

  1. The Other Me says:

    I love this. For me, it wasn’t easily accessible. I had to work at it, but the imagery is nice. The rhythm reminded of stepping from different levels, if that makes any sense???

    Great piece!

  2. The Other Me says:

    Please don’t post this…don’t want to hijack your post, but read this. I think we’re talking about similar things

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