Vale of tears

snow rose

Shards of naivety strew the path
Calloused feet, weary and wary,
Sliced by broken dreams
And shattered rainbows
Trudge onward,
Leaving bloody traces
In the innocence
Of a martyred dream.
Those who cross the vale of tears
Come not again so lightly
But tread with care
Preserving solitude
Against the pain
Of other feet they cannot heal
With words or touch
Offering their footprints
Scarlet on white
To guide their steps
To the Beginning.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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6 Responses to Vale of tears

  1. obi. says:

    Touching,the emotion aroused is like palpable.Brings to mind memories of a friend I never met and cannot meet again in physical form.This is share emotional caress like the gentle smooth touch of a baby’s innocent hands.merci tres bien.


  2. Prajakta says:

    This is deep and emotional, Sue. “Those who cross the vale of tears
    Come not again so lightly” These words, rang hard and true


  3. Beautiful, Sue. —- Suzanne


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