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  • Writer's picture Gabrielle Elise Jimenez

Holding back the tears

Updated: Jan 21, 2023

There are moments when I can cry out loud

But most of the time I keep it in

It’s easier this way, at least for me

But tears have a way of coming out again

Sometimes it happens

Usually out of the blue

A memory will pop up

And I’ll think about you

Despite how tight I close my eyes

Or change my train of thought

The tears fall hard and fast

So fast they can’t be stopped

I find myself time and time again

Holding back the tears

And I know deep inside my heart

I will be doing this year after year

by Gabrielle Elise Jimenez

Artwork credit: I found this drawing by Eevee Mochi and want to give this artist full credit for its beauty.

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