You can listen to me live reading it on the 34th episode of my podcast that you can find here: [link]
Poem detailed explanation:
With this poem I would like to address the controversy about crying. You know the controversy that says that boy shouldn't cry, and that crying is for babies in general. I absolutely refuse this argument, and think that crying is just as much part of us as smiling is, and you wouldn't tell someone what he cannot smile because it's childish…
Concerning the poem it was written after I cried. I cried because I saw a real moving animated series, and in there, the two main characters fall in love but the context of it, and the things that happen to them are just so well done, that I couldn't stop myself from crying.
So for the title I didn't want to name it something obvious like I'm crying or something like that. I wanted it to reflect what I was feeling at while watching this series, and what I felt was magic, so I decided to call it magic tears.
Then I started saying that those magic tears really suit me, because I consider them as much part of me as my clothes or anything similar that I could have on me.
The tears follow a certain path, they start from the eye where they escape, then they fall down the cheeks, loosing part of itself as it goes forward, to finish either in the mouth, or falling to the ground. And I thought that this was a really nice example of the path in life that you can take. You're born, you escape your mother's womb, then you go on, trying to go forward in life, but you're always using some energy to get there, and finally you can either return to where you come from, considering that the earth is the body, or fall inexorably and crash.
As if the tears were a heavy burden, I said here that I couldn't share them, because actually nobody was there with me, and that's what I wanted to mean by that.
But I really wanted to share, with someone in particular, and if this person asked for it I would gladly share that with her, and thus alleviate my burden.
Those 3 last paragraphs continue on this idea that I really wish I could be in love with this person I want to share my tears with, just like they do in the animated series. I could share them by phone, I could more easily share if this person would love me, and thus making me happy.