Bury Your Head

An extended PiKu to close out PAD 2015,  30 days, 30 poems…
and my 1,000th poetry post!



in my chest
your tears subside.
the pain slowly fade
away with each breath, each exhaled sigh.
your head in my chest, ‘til
you feel the safety
of my arms’
embrace. Let the pain
fade away with each tear-filled goodbye.

Paula Wanken

Shared at Poetic Asides for PAD 2015 – Day 30: Bury The (Blank)

Venn Diagram of Tears

Photo Credit: Lisbeth Bjerring

Photo Credit: Lisbeth Bjerring


Each tear drops
in isolation, yet
never alone

P. Wanken


Posted for 100 Days of Summer 2014 (Facebook Group): 65 ~ Drop. 


Author’s Note:
Thank you to fellow challenge contributor, Lisbeth Bjerring, for letting me use this photo in my post. To see more of her work, click on the photo above.

I AM Not Lost


I AM Not Lost
(a shadorma)
*based on Psalm 56

To my tear-
drops: fall where you may.
You are caught
and counted
by my Father in Heaven.
He knows my sorrows.

P. Wanken


Inspired by
Poetic Asides PAD Challenge prompt #16:
“Use the last line of yesterday’s poem for the first line today.”
and posted as Day #13 for the “100 Days of Fall/Winter 2012” challenge.