Salty Tears – Author Veronica Thornton


Her heart was heavy she cried so much that day

but as she was crying she noticed her tears stopped halfway

right there on her cheeks the tears stayed as a matter of fact

they high fived each other right under her nose

and said we’re not going where the others tears go

you see we’ve been watching this scenario for years

and we are tired of losing peers

all because you can’t face your fears

so today we take a stand so you can understand

losing all these tears doesn’t help the matter at hand

you keep putting salt on an open wound

and that salt turns to tears and your mind is consumed

but we’d rather stay put and lubricate

and like a sponge we’ll get soaked up every time

tears were meant to cleanse things away

each teardrop is produced at such delicate times

to watch us race down your cheek is just a waste

when it’s done all the time

instead of at an intermittent pace

we really want to lubricate the mind

and quench the thirst of your soul at the same time

those tears then marched right back up her cheeks and said

when we get inside you better close your eyes

we’ll show you what you’re supposed to do with us inside

and at that moment we’ll lubricate your mind

send the right tears to cleanse what’s left behind

so if your tears ever stop halfway

listen up their telling you there is another way.


© Veronica Thornton

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Excerpt from the book “Universal Colloquies Inside of Me”


About the Author

Veronica Thornton a.k.a. Vee was always gifted with the art of verbal and written communication although she was never a big talker yet quite the observer and listener.

Vee currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio is a survivor of domestic violence and mother of two. In her youth she wrote notes to herself and others when she could not verbalize what she was feeling. Many thought her writings to be poetic and inspiring in nature. Her empathetic feelings caused her to keep writing later in life as a way to release all the emotions and questions that were presented to her that otherwise remained nonverbal. While most of her writings remained private it was during her educational pursuits Vee was strongly encouraged to pursue a writing career due to her versatility in topics, styles and ability to articulate her thoughts in a clear, creative yet relatable manner.

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