Welcome to Poetry.com

Poetry.com is a huge collection of poems from famous and amateur poets from around the world — collaboratively published by a community of authors and contributing editors.

Navigate through our poetry database by subjects, alphabetically or simply search by keywords. You can submit a new poem, discuss and rate existing work, listen to poems using voice pronunciation and even translate pieces to many common and not-so-common languages.

Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)

New York Tears (finished version!!)

Hand stuffed in her left back pocket,
She steps off the block,
Cigarette in hand.
Her dark hair stuffed in the floppy hat
She uses to cover her face.
Trying to get by
Simple mindlessly
She struggles everyday.
Brown eyes bloodshot from straining.
She takes a drag on her cigarette as turns the corner
Where her apartment is located.
She turns the key in the front door
And walks in to find a note slipped under the door.
'YOU OWE RENT' big red letters say.
Minimum wage barely enough.
She collapses on her couch as she takes another long drag,
And breathes out the smoke that rises slowly.
'How did I get in this freak'in situation?
Where did my life go?'
She thinks with dread.
She puts out the cigarette,
As she throws the rest of the pack in the fire place.
"I don't even know why I bother to burn them.
I'll only buy more," she thinks aloud.
She grabs a beer from the fridge,
Pops it open,
And takes a swag.
She crashes out
On her unmade bed.
She looks around her gloomy apartment,
As she wonders if this is really her life,
Or if she is just looking into
Someone else's life.
Her hair tangled sticks to her face
Due to sweat and tears.
She walks over to her writing desk.
A struggling writer, what else?
Her tears stain the paper
That has been carelessly stuffed into the typewriter.
She gets an idea.
She writes her story.
Late 20s,
Lost and alone.
Her story is one
Of lost hopes and dreams.
Been through ups and downs.
And as she types the letters
On the blank pages,
She promises herself-
'I will be fearless.
Brave and strong.
No one- NO ONE- will stop me
From reaching my high point.
I WILL live happily.
No one can stop me.'
Font size:

Submitted on May 01, 2011

1:34 min read

doodlegirl Claim this poet

I'm 13. I love Journey to the Past, Hey There Delilah, and Once Upon a December. I love the movies Scott Pilgrim VS The World and Anastasia."Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~Ronald Reagan"Life's greatest tragedy is not that it will someday end, but that most only live to follow directions and sometimes we end up totally lost." ~ Alex Gaskarth"Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking." ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr."Our street corners keep secrets, and our road signs only suggest, never deciding for us, never knowing if the destination to which they lead is where we truly belong." ~ Alex GaskarthAwesome youtube video(s) of the week: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCmRIFVH4O4&feature=player_embedded http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV-HPOHu8mY more…

All doodlegirl poems | doodlegirl Books

FAVORITE (1 fan)

Discuss this doodlegirl poem with the community:



    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:


    "New York Tears (finished version!!)" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 19 Sep. 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/80130/new-york-tears-(finished-version!!)>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    Browse Poetry.com


    Are you a poetry master?

    Who wrote the poem "Dreams"?
    • A. Gerard Manley Hopkins
    • B. Thomas Hardy
    • C. John Donne
    • D. Langston Hughes

    Our favorite collection of

    Famous Poets