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actor's tears

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By Ruby RedPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
actor's tears
Photo by Krystal Ng on Unsplash

like anything

they come easy


so perfectly timed

and then they're gone.

wooshed away like the smoke of a candle

a memory no longer needed.

but perfectly on time so soon after.

again and again

the tap keeps dripping

then seals shut

ready to release when the world is at its weakest

and the hearts of those so willing to hate are at their kindest



so fragile,


a bunny in a field. constantly hunted. always waiting.

the chase is so close now.

oh well,

it will never last.

time to move on.

but wait!

don't forget your awards

the medals and jewels you keep safe within your heart

because you might need to prove

that all those tears

are simply lies made of diamonds

that turn to gold.





About the Creator

Ruby Red

Hello friends!

I am a quirky teenager, lover of books, music and theatre. I am happy.

An ally 🏳️‍🌈

Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear - Edgar Allen Poe

Consider this a doorway to my mind and soul.

I hope you enjoy ❤️

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  • Joe Patterson2 months ago

    Beautifully written.

  • Unfortunately, there are so many people who are like this. Loved your poem!

  • Nice💖💬I too keep my Awards in my Heart 🏆

  • Paul Stewart2 months ago

    Loved the title...that suckered me in. Then your sparse but powerful words - great work, Ruby!

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