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A Tear I Cry


A tear cried for sadness,

Not because I am sad.

I cry for many reasons,

Tears cannot be planned.

A tear cried for loneliness,

Not because I am alone.

I have loyal companions.

And on four legs they roam.


I cry a tear for happiness,

Not always am I happy.

But being content is okay,

It beats a day that’s crappy.

I cry a tear for laughter.

Not everything is funny.

Guess I am thinking silly,

That every day is sunny.

I cry in a pathetic way,

Not taking things in stride.

Foolishness surrounds me.

With nonsense why I cried.

© 2020 Diana L Pierce


Diana L Pierce (author) from Potter County, Pa. on May 11, 2020:

Thank you,Chitrangada Sharan. I lost my brother recently and it brought more emotions than ordinary grief. Such emotions usually bring out the poet in me.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 11, 2020:

Beautifully expressed poem. This was heartfelt.

Human emotions are so beautiful, whether happiness or sadness. For some people, tears come easily, both in times of joys and sorrow. I feel, it’s good. It eases the stress and anxiety.

Thanks for sharing.

Diana L Pierce (author) from Potter County, Pa. on May 05, 2020:

Thanks, John. I appreciate you stopping by.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on May 05, 2020:

Diana, what a touching poem. We cry for many reasons and sometimes we don't even know why.

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