Thursday, March 29, 2018

Dams of Emotion--By Vincent Van Ross--India

Dams of Emotion

When we are overwhelmed
By a situation
Whether it is
A sorrowful event
Or, a joyous occasion
When we are at a loss
For words
When our voice
Gets choked
And, we are unable
To express our feelings
Tears do the job
By gushing out
Of our eyes
Breaching the dams
Of emotion
That hold them
In their safe custody

Vincent Van Ross is a journalist and an editor based in New Delhi in India. He writes on national and international politics, defense, environment, travel, spirituality and scores of other topics. Apart from this, he dabbles in a little bit of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and humorous writings. He is also a renowned photographer and art critic. His poems are littered in anthologies and journals across the world.


  1. Dear Vincent,

    Sometimes tears have to break through the dam of emotions to keep the mind sane. Thank you for your poem!

    Best wishes,

  2. Dear Vincent, thank you for your well described reasons for often needed tears: so true. Thank you for sharing your talent.
    Sincerly, Charlene

  3. So true, the more we try to hold these back the more the floods seem to come... The souls deepest emotive secrets released. Nicely penned.