Tears are the carriers of each unwhispered thought,
of joys lost, of faith robbed, of lives lost, of dreams gone.
They carry goals pursued, the chases left behind, the paths overgrown.
Onward they fall as we fall, with each tear there is a cry, a hollowed out desperation.
Tears are also the carriers of every thought unspoken,
of longing to hold, of joys to share, of lives spent together or apart.
Gracefully they fall as we stand, with smiles planted, throats constricted,
hands held tightly, as the words we wished to say stayed stuck in our heads.
Tears are carriers of every emotion imaginable, they are our legacy
of what is, of what has been, of what could be, and of what is to come.
Unabashedly they come, sometimes unbidden, but never unwarranted
in the moments of a newborns cry, of a passing soul, of life is what they are.