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The Last Time I Cried #FridayReflections

“When was the last time you cried?” she asked,
Looking into his soulful eyes,
Eyes that made her recall a love of long ago.
“The last time I cried…” he began
Then he laughed and said,
“I never cry.”
But his eyes spoke to her and
She knew that it would take time
To get him to open up and speak
Of the pain that she saw
In the depths of his eyes.

“When was the last you cried?” he asked
Looking at her with love.
And she, open almost to a fault, said,
“Just a few days ago, when I felt
Misunderstood and judged.”
Out rushed the incident,
Complete with details.
In telling it she made herself
Vulnerable to him.
But she trusted him with her secrets
And felt she was safe.

As she thinks of this today
She remembers a lost love
Someone she trusted with her heart
A man who looked at her similarly
And made her feel safe.
They were friends, but friendship
Turned to love.
“Made for each other”, they declared.
They finished each other’s sentences
Got each other’s jokes
And swore to be true.
But those soulful eyes of his too
Held secrets he never told.

She thought it would be the last time she cried
When he told her that he was leaving,
Marrying the person his parents had chosen.
She swore she’d never love or trust again,
But she did, time and again…
For she was not one to shy, even if it made her cry,
From letting her heart lead.
Because love is the fuel that moves her
And tears her way of healing.

The last time I cried
When was the last time you cried? That’s one of today’s writing prompts. Don’t ask me how this piece occurred to me, but it did. Would love to know if it spoke to you.

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Prompts for 12 January 2018

    1. Write about the last time you cried.
    2. ‘Always laugh when you can. It’s cheap medicine’ – Lord Byron
    3. Picture Prompt   (credit Corinne Rodrigues)

Image Credits: Shutterstock


  1. pratikshya2 pratikshya2 January 29, 2018

    I cry very easily.. anything and everything can make my eyes watery.. everything the overwhelms whether it be sadness, happiness, a praise, a kind word or a brilliant performance I am watching on screen… everything makes me shed a few tears…

  2. Glistening waters Glistening waters January 23, 2018

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  3. jyotibabel jyotibabel January 18, 2018

    Quite a poignant poem. I do cry sometimes but almost always in silence. And the good thing is I feel so lighter after I have shed some tears.

  4. Sulekha Sulekha January 16, 2018

    Corinne, Love makes us do crazy things 🙂 Loved your poem, want to hug the girl who wasn’t afraid of crying and laying her heart bare to him <3 You should write more of such poems. It touched my heart with its vulnerability.

  5. Payal Agarwal Payal Agarwal January 16, 2018

    Painful emotions brought out beautifully in this poem. Well expressed.:)

  6. Shruti Shankar Shruti Shankar January 15, 2018

    The last time i cried was may be yesterday 😀 , crying for me is a healing therapy. I feel more relaxed and light when i cry and sometimes it gives me more clarity about things.

  7. Mojito With a Twist Mojito With a Twist January 14, 2018

    If someone wishes to see the power of words, they must check out your posts. They are so heartfelt, Corinne, that I am always mesmerized by them. You are a really special person <3

  8. Zainab Zainab January 14, 2018

    Loved the lines . Eyes are indeed window to teh soul.

  9. Suzy Suzy January 14, 2018

    Beautifully written. brought back these words from Tennyson – better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

  10. Geethica Geethica January 13, 2018

    Your writing always touches my heart Corinne. This piece of love reminded me of a school crush. Today, when I think of that time I realise how foolish I was to take those silly feelings as love.

  11. Anagha Yatin Anagha Yatin January 13, 2018

    One may sometimes feel lack of love and faith within, but its temporary. Love and faith do go hand and its eternal.
    Poignant fluidic tale!

  12. sukrisblog sukrisblog January 13, 2018

    A very touching poem. Love brings happiness and also pain. When you expect more and you are disappointed it pains. I normally don’t cry and the last time i did it was almost four years ago when my Pa passed away.

  13. vishalbheeroo vishalbheeroo January 13, 2018

    Words that tears the hearts and make the soul cry, Corinne. Very deep and intense.

  14. pixie pixie January 12, 2018

    Those lines are heart wrenchingly beautiful Corrine..
    I cry easily! 😀

  15. Shalzzz Shalzzz January 12, 2018

    I cry for even the smallest of things. Heeee.. And Yup, I’ve had my heart broken many a times. So I can understand the girl’s pain. Great prompt it is, Corinne and I loved the poem.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | January 12, 2018

      Hmmm…I’m not much of a crier but I’m working on it! 😉
      Didn’t realize the two prompts talked about crying and laughter until this evening!

  16. Lata Sunil Lata Sunil January 12, 2018

    Corinne, the lines are so beautiful. I liked that the girl is not afraid to cry. But, it must be tough to get your heart broken again and again. But, then being in love is the best thing even if it hurts.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | January 12, 2018

      Thanks, Lata. I guess heartbreaks come in various forms and we’ve got to learn to deal with them and be open to love.

  17. BellyBytes BellyBytes January 12, 2018

    Unrequited love will make anyone cry. Felt the pai right

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | January 12, 2018

      Absolutely, Sunita. But it also teaches us many things about ourselves – the first being to love ourselves!

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