Tears We Cry Till Laughter in the Skies
By Don Iannone
our work and money
evaporate like smoke
as pennyless hungry beggars.
......Then we cry hard impoverished tears.
our loved ones pass us by
leaving us alone
as solitary mourning doves.
......Then we cry hard lonely tears.
our happiness evades our hearts
leaving us empty
as the starless night sky.
......Then we cry sad broken tears.
our health fails us miserably
leaving us frightened
as chased deer in the forest.
......Then we cry forsaken fearful tears.
our sensibilities part our company
leaving us confused
as mice in an intractable maze.
......Then we cry lost desparate tears.
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.