I’m no stranger to crying. I cry during ASPCA commercials. I cried at the end of the newest Cinderella movie. I cry when they name the winner of The Voice. Rarely, however, does poetry make me cry. Bet you didn’t see that one coming.
I usually write poetry as a response to crying whereas few poems have truly moved me to tears. Today as I was sitting at my desk, listening to Pandora like any other Monday at the office, Tom Petty’s song Free Fallin came on and I needed to write this poem, didn’t have a choice.
I reread what I wrote, and suddenly, my throat started tightening. Something about this poem makes me cry, even as I look at it now. I guess it’s because this poem is my heart.
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That song makes me want to cry. Your poetic response is just as beautiful. I can see how the realisation of those words would hit you hard. Coincidentally, I just wrote some related poetry:
Such a great poem! Thanks for sharing it with me!
Very interesting to know how this came to you. Sometimes a well-worn song can hit you differently. It’s like a sudden burst of consciousness, or in this case, realization.
Songs often affect me in mysterious and powerful ways.
Those commercials get me every time too!