Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Why do we hide our tears
wiping them away before they have a chance to make their cleansing journey?
Why do we turn away or try to fix the pain
when we see the tears in others' eyes?

Maybe it hurts, causes harm
to not let them flow.
Maybe the tears heal
allow the pain to escape.

Can we allow others into our hearts,
into our healing through tears?
Can we cry,
escape the damage done by holding them in?

Tonight I cried
let my tears fall down my face.
They gave me the strength to face the things that break my heart.
Because I felt, I am stronger.

*Today I spoke with a woman who is in more physical pain than most of us could imagine. It reminded me of something I wrote a few years ago. She said she hated it when she broke down. I asked her why?

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