Monday, March 26, 2007

Tears We Cry Till Laughter in the Skies
By Don Iannone

At times
our work and money
evaporate like smoke
leaving us
as pennyless hungry beggars.
......Then we cry hard impoverished tears.

At times
our loved ones pass us by
leaving us alone
as solitary mourning doves.
......Then we cry hard lonely tears.

At times
our happiness evades our hearts
leaving us empty
as the starless night sky.
......Then we cry sad broken tears.

At times
our health fails us miserably
leaving us frightened
as chased deer in the forest.
......Then we cry forsaken fearful tears.

At times
our sensibilities part our company
leaving us confused
as mice in an intractable maze.
......Then we cry lost desparate tears.

At times
a blessing falls from the sky
just the sign of hope
that we need.
......Then we cry joy-filled thankful tears.

Each turn of life
no matter what
has its lesson
and when we learn
all tears cease.
......And there is laughter in the skies.

11 comments:

Kai C. said...

this is beautiul.

Dan said...

And a good lesson...

floots said...

genuinely uplifting done
thank you

polona said...

let there always be laughter in the skies.
wonderful, don!

Rob said...

I suspect you are right.

Kathleen said...

"...And there is laughter in the skies.." Lovely Don...

hope you are well! :)

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Like Dan says, this is a good lesson.

Pat Paulk said...

Love that ending!!

Sophia said...

Beautiful thoughts!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks everyone. Your comments are so much appreciated this fine spring day in Cleveland.

Borut said...

From tears to laughter! Great!:)

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