I Too Have Tears by Mark Andrew Heathcote


I too have tears counting backwards the day’s

Longing to fill the pool from which they came

Pining life’s first slow, peaceful waterways

Before even, life arose and took flame.

I had gardens in my heart that, was stocked

With fruit trees and flowers of every kind

With dew drops dripping off the bowers rocked

Before, even tears from the depths entwined.

I too had tears counting backwards the day’s

That has seen gardens turned to rubble and dust

Tears, that had laid waste and, made commonplace

Much seen tangled in weeds – choking to distrust.

I had gardens in my heart that, was stocked

With climbers climbing balustrades atop

But now love, their weeping all of them knocked

As though Jack Frost, taken an axe to chop.

I too have tears counting backwards the day’s

But looks like teary days are here to stay.


© Mark Andrew Heathcote

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MarkAbout the Author

Mr. Mark Andrew Heathcote is the author of In Perpetuity his debut book of poems published in June 2016 by Creative Talents Unleashed.

Marks first book was well received earning him favourable reviews. This being, his second book, Mark, hopes to build on that good reputation and establish his own, brand of poetry.

Mark is a father of five children, and lives and works in the UK. Mark resides in Manchester where he works as an adult learning difficulties support worker and he spends his free time gardening and writing poetry.

Visit Marks Author Page At: www.ctupublishinggroup.com/mark-andrew-heathcote.html

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