Tears

Tears, they fall.

Rain, it falls.

Which is heavier?

.

Rain, it seems,

As it pounds

Into the road,

.

The grass,

The window,

The face.

.

But is it so?

Are not tears

Heavier than rain?

.

Tears when they fall,

Their land is so light

Because they are so small.

.

Rain, its purpose is great,

But tears, their meaning

Is so much more.

.

Tears carry the burden of all.

The grief of the child

Whose father has forever gone,

.

The dolor of the mother

Whose son she's lost,

The dejection of the teenager

.

Who misses her home,

The adversity of the dog

Whose paw now owns a thorn,

.

The shock of the husband

Whose wife just died,

The pain of the man

.

Who gave, in agony, his life

For yours.

These are tears.

.

As the child weeps,

As the mother screams,

As the teenager sits, helplessly,

.

As the dog limps,

As the husband staggers,

And as the man cries out,

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Tears are rolling, running,

Racing down cheeks.

Their soothing and caring touch

.

It relieves,

It heals.

These are tears.

.

The weights carried from your heart,

They stream down your face.

Once removed, your spirits lift.

.

Rain, it falls.

Tears, they fall.

Which is heavier?

.

Rain, it seems.

But look deeper, and you will find

That tears are heavier.