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Tears of sorrow, tears of grief.
Tears of sadness, give healing relief.

Tears of anger, tears of wrath.
Tears of vengeance, with no clear path.

Tears of courage, tears of resolve.
Tears of strength, that fight for a cause.

Tears of joy, tears of gratitude.
Tears of happiness, accentuate attitude.

Tears of understanding, tears that listen.
Tears of compassion, void of conditions.

Tears with emotions, that silently shout.
Full of deep meanings, softly stream out.


Society has often defined "tears" as a sign of weakness. As I have observed human behavior through several decades, I submit that tears represent so much more than a weakness or inability to control emotions. Tears accentuate meaning.

Behind the flow of a tear comes a complex set of circumstances that cause the individual to feel something intensely. Certainly tears represent an amplification of some emotion. The emotions that generate tears can be as diverse as physical pain from an injury, to emotional feelings like uncontrolled happiness. Tears add life to expression.

If there is a message to be found in "tears," it is the phrase;"this is important to me!" The message to the witness, is that this person feels deeply in that moment. Perhaps understanding tears will help each one of us to feel more empathy, and more compassion towards our fellow beings.

I am thankful for tears and what they teach. It is said; that even "Jesus wept."


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A Bridge To Heaven's Gate

A Lighthouse Of Love

A Prayer To Heaven

A Ripple In The Water

A Shepard's Call

Abandoned Moments and Forsaken Memories

Adversity, My Friend

Anger's Prison

An Ocean of Pride

Become As A Child

Be Still

Born Again

Bound By Service

Burning Sparks

Christmas Eve Memories

Day And Night

Does Mercy Rob Justice?

Faith In My Trials

Father Is Waiting

Forever My Angel

Free From Hypocrisy

God's Gift

God's Poet

God's Witness

Heaven's Treasure

He Counseled God

Hidden In The Forest

Hope And Faith

If There Were No Light!

In Remembrance

In The Upper Room

My Father, My Knight

My Last Thoughts

My Mother

My Needs Are Great

Our Father's Love

Our Sweet Temples

Promises and Procrastination



Rescuing God's Children

Resurrection's Glory!

Shun Pride, And Forgive

Spiritual Gifts

Suffer It To Be

Sweet Feast


Tell Me! Why Dear Lord?

The Endless Road

The Hem Of My Garnent

The Message Of Hope

The Notes I No Longer Hear

The Power To Lift

The Prodigal Son

The Sabbath Hour

The Seven Days of Creation

The Story of Flowers

The War For Eternal Choices

Time To Become

To The Shores of Paradise

Walk With Me

When Doubt Puts Truth On Trial

Whisperings of Wisdom