Tears From the Heart

These tears are unlike
the tears that stream down your face
that you wipe away.
When your heart cries,
these are soul piercing
tears from deep hurt,
grief and pain.
Tears that make indentations
and effect your very being.
You keep hoping
they will be stored away
in a remote part of your heart
never to escape.
Until that day comes
and triggers that remote place
and tears escape and
the hurt, pain and grief
come rushing back in.
Only God can heal and repair those deep
indentations caused by tears from the heart.

Copyright ©2007 Michelle Johnson, all rights reserved.
This poem may be used free of charge, on the condition that copies are not sold for profit in any medium, nor any entrance fee charged to a performance. In exchange, the author would appreciate being notified of any occasion the poem is used in public performance. She may be contacted at: montana002@sbcglobal.net