No more tears, or: (Enough is enough)

Freezing at night, thawing during
the day, enough to, well
, I don't know, don't know, don't know
, but the pressure changes were something
awful, causing the tears to flow
up through my trunk
, into my limbs
and throat so
, well,,,
I bought a stainless steel spile and brand new
drill bits
, drilled a two-inch, two, inch, two, inch
deep hole into my wooden sternum
, and tapped the spile in gently, gently
, gently, gently
so that the tears would finally come
out and relieve
, but
, eventually,,,
the season changed
, and no more tears would drip out
into the bucket
, no more salt for salads and omelets
, no more, well,,,
, I don't know, don't know
, know, don't,,, 
, when I pulled the spile 
gently out
, the hole
was dry,,, I feel warmer now, but there's still room 
enough to stick a finger in

d’Verse prompt

When’s your birthday????

At d’Verse, we were prompted to go to and plug in our birthdays. There’s a spot in the upper right-hand corner of the site to enter birthdates.

We were to pick at least one of the song titles that hit the charts at #1 on our respective birthdays and use it in its exact wording within our poems. We were free to choose more than one title and see where the muse took us! We were also instructed to give credit to the song titles and the artist at the end of our posts.

On the exact date of my birth, the #1 song in the USA was: ‘No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)’ by Barbara Streisand & Donna Summer

44 thoughts on “No more tears, or: (Enough is enough)”

  1. Such an original take on the song title, David! How did you happen to come up with that concept?

    At the annual festival in Highland County, West Virginia many years ago during their annual festival, we saw maple trees being tapped and visited a sugar shack where the sap is boiled down. Have you ever been there?

    1. Yeah… I really do try to force myself to respond to all prompts, including those that don’t inspire me, because I’m trying to improve my writing skills. If I were only to write the way I want to write, I don’t think that approach would lend itself to much progress.


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