Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Inside a Teardrop ...

Inside a Teardrop ...
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

This is the Why? of my tears.  This is the last photo taken of Tommy
only a short time before he died that day on May 29, 2010 ... at Myrtle Beach, SC.
Photo owned by me ... Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny

Tears rolled down my cheeks
Thinking about my Son again
I don't cry aloud ... only in silence

A lone teardrop fell on my hand
I looked at it through glistening eyelashes
I wondered ... what's in a tear?

I touched the teardrop with my finger
It divided itself on my skin
I looked closer

One tear made two teardrops
I wanted to see what was in a teardrop
Does it show my pain ... grief, sadness?

I pressed one of the teardrops
Making it ... divide itself into two more teardrops
I looked closer

No, I couldn't see anything in the teardrops
Only the pure, clear drop of ... water
I could taste the saltiness of one tear

I just couldn't see anything in the teardrop
To define ... why? ... it fell
No one can look at a teardrop to see why? someone cried it

I know, I tried ... I couldn't see the pain, grief, sadness
That made the teardrop fall ... something powerful there
Something I couldn't see ... only feel

Emotions of grief, sadness ... pain ... made the tears form
But how?  Looking inside the teardrop
I could not see ... I press the teardrop flat

It made my skin wet ... I still couldn't see
Anything to show me why? the teardrop fell
I wiped it off my skin ... nothing left

Looking inside my teardrop I couldn't see a thing
Dividing it with my finger I still couldn't see
Drying it away ... there was nothing left

What made the teardrop fall
Was it the feelings inside my Heart
So heavy, full ... spilling over like a dam?

Spilling over in the shape of tears
Typed by my fingers into words
This is my finding of what's inside a teardrop

A teardrop is invisible pain
Invisible happiness ... you can't tell
Until you look at the expression on one's face

If you see pain in the eyes ...
Happiness glowing from a smile
You instantly know why? the teardrop formed

Sometimes, you still can't tell
In my eyes ... you might see pain turn into a smile
To make you feel better ... not sad

Think about that next time you see a teardrop fall
Divide it and see if you can see why? it formed
Like me, you'll know emotions cause teardrops to form

Because you can't see anything at all in the tear
Touch it ... you still can't tell
Feel in your Heart ... you'll know why it fell

Note by this Author:  Photos/poem owned ... written by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.

I cried a few teardrops this morning ... I became curious to see if I could see my pain, grief in one ... I tried to describe it.  Gloria

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it strange? We cry teardrops for various reasons. Normally because we are sad about something. Once in a while we will cry tears of joy. Is the same thing in teaars of joy that is in tears of sadness? Now you have me thinking about teardrops! Love, Ms. Nancy