Get Your Premium Membership

Where Tears Come From

I wish I knew where tears come from The eyes are where they show But what goes on behind the scenes That makes a teardrop grow? Are they planted by emotion, Then picked when they are ripe? Are the shirt sleeves only purpose To catch the tears we wipe? Are they always on the surface Or buried someplace deep? Do our teardrops have a number That's counted as we weep? And what about those tears of joy That mixes with our smile They're always few and far between Then only last a while I wish I knew where tears come from And if you're wondering why I'd rid the world of all its pain So we would never cry

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 12/15/2016 6:47:00 PM
Hello Larry,I just finished reading your poem,it would be nice to get rid of pain.Yes it would be good not to cry.It would be nice to know where tears came from.It would be nice if we had no pain.But when needed it is good to cry.
Login to Reply
Date: 2/6/2013 2:53:00 PM
Great question, my friend. Brings tears to my eyes! Have a good one. Ralph
Login to Reply
Date: 1/31/2013 3:40:00 AM
A good poem and a good question, Larry. - Have a nice day, do not cry. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
Login to Reply