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The pain of seeing someone you love hurt is the most unbearable pain of all. This poem describes the realization of that pain as I witnessed it first-hand, and the shock of discovering the pain had gone unnoticed for so long.

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I see a lot of comments about how readers have felt like the crier, which I think most people assume to be a woman. However, as a married woman (waiting at mindnight for her husband to come home from work on the dinner serving shift), I appreciate "his" acknowlegement of how she must feel. And, has felt many times before.
This is something that is true because there arte many people that go trew these kinds of things these days.
This poem is very touching. Although its short, i loved it!
well i was a very very very goood i lived it and i wanna be abel to writ like u

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Last Night

Last night
I watched a teardrop
slowly trace its way
across your lovely
It hovered a moment
at the tip of your nose
as if to tease me
and make me feel ashamed
for hurting you so badly.
Finally it broke itself free
and came to a rest
on your soft pillow
to join countless others
of its kind that I
never knew existed.

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i really liked this poem, i touched me i many ways, so many hard to explain.
that is so sweet you touched inside of me! keep it up!
wow. that is a really beautiful poem, im glad i have read it!
I as a poet myself write about the same sort of feelings and I thought that it was very wonderfully written. I vote you get an A.
That was so beautiful. It made me really think
i love your poem, its short but deep and it shows that you care.
the poem represents every girls suppressed emotions. i am once hurt by love and i couldnt cry. i dont know why. maybe because i was happy. that i experience such pain for then i know i trully love and that is such a wonderful feeling. crying and grief are mere representations. after such. we'll learn to move on and love again. and cry again. = )
so touching it deserves an "A"
I love the poem! If only my husband could see the pain in me. This is right on the nose.
I really liked it it reminds me of the fight I had with my boyfriend last night and now I know how much I love him thanyou Michelle
i really liked this poem. it had alot of meaning to it.
love it
OMG. this is the saddest thing I've ever read.
The meaning behind the poem is very sweet and it reminds me of my relationship with my boyfriend. It's a sweet poem but it seemed like it ended to quickly. But it was cute!
this poem is really sweet! it reminds me of how i feel about the one i love and all those times ive caused him pain. you have a talent and it really needs to be heard! keep it up dude, id die 2 hear more!
Lovely! this poem is really lovely because it decribes in so little words, how i've felt so may days,and nights. and my other half never knew until he actually took notice one day.
this was a sad poem i hope every guy out there knows how much he can hurt a girl
This poem is amazing! Although I cannot relate, I love how well you made your point! Keep writing!
hey good poem i liked it very much. it made me remember when i was with my boyfriend that terdrop on our cheeks made him feel bad he dont like when i cry infront of him he thinks is his fault.
your poem was very sweet.
waw! it makes me cry. it looks so good with my story. :(
aww. thats so sad an sounds so familer to me.
I love this poem. It made me cry. Don't stop writing, it's amazing.
so short,so sweet, so true
I really liked this poem and can very much relate to it. Although I was the one crying and my ex was the one doing the realizing. Very good job in describing the pain. I can just picture the pain in his/her eyes when he/she realized how much he/she had hurt the other person.
After I read this poem no words could come out of my mouth
I love it, very good poem.
I Like this Poem!
All I can say is wow! I wish my ex could see this poem I love him and he has broken my heart.Don't stop the writting now-please!
This poem was so amazing, it reminded me so much of something my boyfriend would write. I feel as though I relate to this poem in so many ways that I can't even begin explaining and just having someone write about it means so much just to read it. So thank you for writing such a beautiful poem.
This one made me cry. I wish my husband would feel this way.
why couldn't my husband have written that one to me??? (great poem)
it is really sweet. it can really touch a person's heart. including me.
Very good.. thank you.
thank you for sharing your poem.. what compassionate poem.. i would love to receive such a beautiful gift.
this is such a beautiful poem that anyone can relate to it,and even though it is short, it gives alot of meaning to itself, just for being beautiful.
i love it and print it hope u will not mind
I love this poem! It's great, and although it is short, it has soooo much meaning in it, and really gets it's point across.
I can relate to this poem so well. I also write poetry and this specific one touched me. You have a lot of talent, very rare to find in a person. If you have other work, I would very much like to read it.
that was amazing.
even though it's not very long it's realy special.

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