The Joy in Tears

Tears washing over me,

Disinfect and set me free,

From the trauma of tragedy,

Purify hot anger infecting me,

Wash all pain away inside of me,

 

Tears of joy celebratory,

Release intensity so easily,

Happy moment glisten freely,

Jump and shout glee indwell me,

Tears of Hallelujahs praising Thee,

 

Tears of Compassion sweetly,

Course of mercy full-heartedly,

Expressing all genuine empathy,

For the pain of others a sympathy,

A human bond of love, peace, unity,

 

Tears of Jesus wept for me,

And you, hating sin’s tyranny,

Tears of blood to make us free,

Of death, the end of sin-infamy,

My tears of gratitude, I offer Thee!

 

 

A Time to Cry

Tears, bursting in a gush of misery! Streams over stinging red cheeks…

Tamp grief down? Later pay usury! I ignored the sounds heart speaks!

 

Finality has come! So long waiting! I didn’t cry! Tried contemplating,

Cover agony, by denial shimmery; Play pretend; Ignoring truth leaks!

Endurance breaks? Forget chivalry! Love is rearranged in time tweaks;

Hope against hope in time grating; Hearts crushed in longing; waiting…

Out in the cold, loneliness shivery! At last accept an ugly truth; Reeks!

 

Tear drops release in light silvery; washing dark pain away, as joy seeks

Happy days so long in the awaiting; Mourning allows sorrow’s abating…