Tears of Remorse – Poetry Reading by Debbie Lyn Jones

Performed by Hugh Ritchie

Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

Voices Silenced

What motivated you to write this poem?

I read the newspaper article about the stepmother and grandmother running this poor child to death. I knew someone needed to speak for her and for others who are the victims of abuse.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I started when I was about 8 years old and I have about every poem or verse I have written since then.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

Mother Teresa. Her love, patience, and wisdom have always inspired me.

What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I had planned to create it in multimedia myself, however, my diabetes resulted in cataracts, a hearing loss and nerve damage to my hands. While I do plan on creating the piece in multimedia, I wanted to get this piece out there and share it. I felt that a professional actor would give it the emotions it deserved.

Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

I write verse, poems, and inspirational articles. On the quirky side, I write prose about the Walking Dead, at my blog: http://twd-coda.tumblr.com/. I used to play the piano long ago (started in 2nd grade) and used to be an illustrator.

What is your passion in life?

I am a creative. It is part of everything I do, and everything that I am.

Most of my writing is very emotional and heartfelt. Some even consider it dark. I struggled to explain “the why” in my first YouTube Video entitled “My Child” which was about the Haiti tragedy. When I posted My Child, the reason of why I share my writing, became clear: Sometimes, sorrow must be shared ~ so that we can feel as one, mourn as one, heal as one….

Eventually, I want to create a multimedia channel called Voices Silenced, and be a voice for those who are unable to tell their story.


Tears of Remorse, Poetry by Debbie Lyn Jones

Genre: Dark

“A 9-year-old Alabama girl is dead after her grandmother and stepmother … Police say the girl was ordered to run for 3 hours as punishment for lying to her.”

Tears of Remorse

Forgive me

Forgive me
I only wanted your heart

Forgive my deception
Forgive my lies

I am but a child
I only want your love

See my tears of remorse
have pity upon my small soul

On and forwards I go
every day a blur

I want to come from the shadows into the light
I want your hand to take me there

Please…love me
please care for me

I want to go round and round
in the bright days of tomorrow

the grass at our feet
the wind in our hair

I want to be as one
I want to go with you

please love me
please see
my tears of remorse

Debbie Lyn Jones 2/26/12

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