Your Tears

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Your tears weren’t meant to fall that way
sideways to the sheet
I much prefer the way they trace
lines of joy upon your face
round where those groups of freckles meet

Your tears weren’t meant to fall that way
frightened in alarm
I’d really rather see them well
to see a child saved from harm

Your tears weren’t meant to fall that way
trying to bear the pain
I think I’d like to see them mix
with a refreshing summer rain

Your tears weren’t meant to fall that way
so if a mere man has any say
if God wills no more days of sadness play
please tears of joy fill her days
and make the rest of those tears fall that way

© Joel Tipple

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4 thoughts on “Your Tears

  1. What a beautifully touching poem….I can see each one of those types of tears…and I can think of a time I have cried them, or seen them cried by a friend 🙂
    This is such tender writing

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