Her Tears; They Fall


Sometimes the heaviest substance doesn’t come from rain,

It comes from pain.

The dense cloud which overhangs…

Her tears; they fall. Emotions recalled.

No holding back. She can’t, this time.

It’s finally released of all that’s contained.

The silence is real.

those poetic drops

in just a single tear

convey so much, if someone could only hear.

The words you just read are completely about me. If you’re a woman, there’s a good chance you might have thought I was describing you.

Sometimes I just feel ~meh.~ By that, I mean… I have a lack of interest in things I once had. I’m indifferent. No enthusiasm. And just feel like blah. When that happens and stress sets in, my emotions begin to surface and the tears begin to fall.

I wish I could see it coming. But I usually don’t. I wish I could control it better. But I usually won’t. I’m not sure if men ever feel this way. If so, I’m all ears.

We all cry for many different reasons. And some cry more than others. I’m not usually a fan of crying and I try not to do it often, unless it’s mixed with laughter. My tears come when I’m sad or stressed. Lately, I’ve been feeling stressed which makes me sad. Not depressed. Just sad.

So…the tears fall.

Sometimes I welcome the tears. It helps release the pressure from within. Other times, I may not want to be exposed to such vulnerability, so I restrain.

What do I do?

If I can, I walk away. If that’s not possible, I focus on something else. I distract myself. Sometimes breathing in deep and slow helps. Other times, I tune out the negative and focus on the positive. Sometimes, I focus on someone else. It helps take the pressure off of me. Believe it or not, sometimes I blink often or move my eyes back and forth. It helps control the tears. 🙂  There are times when I try to think of something funny to redirect my thoughts somewhere else.  I’ve also found myself writing it about, like right now… or I talk to someone. Eliminating some of the stress will also eliminate some tears. Learn to ask for help.

And sometimes a good cry is just what I need. So I cry!

But , No Matter What…

I know I’m not alone. Even on those days when I don’t understand why I’m crying, someone does.

God knows my tears before they even form.

Before they ever fall. God knows them all.

And for that, I am thankful.


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40 Replies to “Her Tears; They Fall”

    1. Thanks so much! Yes. I’m doing well. With my thyroid condition, not to mention just being female…I can have some moody days. I don’t get many of them but when I do, I release it through my writing. 🙂

    1. I completely know where you’re coming from. I think sometimes God allows this to happen just so He can refocus me back to Him! 😀

    1. I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes I know where the feelings come rom and others times, I have no clue. So I just let it ride. Thanks for your heartfelt thoughts. Truly appreciate your words. 🙂

  1. Tom,…Most Christians do understand the 3-parts because they know the love of God. God created man. God’s entire plan is for man (Humans) to come to Him out of love. Listen to Him, obey Him, learn to need Him, lean on Him for guidance and ultimately be saved by grace through Him. Our goal is not to live on earth and then die. We have a purpose.There’s good and there’s bad. There’s God and Satan. We choose who to serve. God gives us the choice. He does not demand our love. Just because I’m a Christian doesn’t mean I won’t suffer hardships on earth. I’m not immune to struggles. None of us are. If there were no sin in the world, there would be no need for suffering nor a need for God.
    God allows our suffering as part of our learning as well as our redemption. The tears only increase my faith all the more.
    I’m willing to have an intelligent conversation if you are truly interested in learning. But I’m not willing to debate. I hope this helps. 🙂
    My window on this platform is always open for any and all. I’m always open to new perspectives but it goes against my conscience to debate on such an important subject and it possibly turn negative.

  2. Beautiful Laura! I find that when I need to cry . . . I DO just that! I don’t hold back because it’s what I need at that moment. I feel that it requires GREAT strength to cry because in those moments you are showing vulnerability and it shows that you are “in touch” with yourself and your feelings. Thank you for being so genuine!

    1. Thanks so much, Yamina! It does take strength to cry because we are so vulnerable. There are many people who choose not to cry or are incapable of it for many reasons. I appreciate the emotions. Each and every one of them. Thanks for sharing your encouraging words! 😀

  3. One of my favourite bible verses and I loved your poetry. Ever so often a good cry can make you feel that much better about life aka been there and done that – several several times. Thank you for sharing your heart with us; hugs! 🙂

    1. Thanks Gale. Sometimes the words just flow with emotion and there’s no telling where they will go. LOL So glad you could connect to this! I appreciate your encouraging words. 😀

    1. Thank Peggy! What a beautiful way to look at it. I’m definitely slowing down with having some time off from work. Exactly what my body needed. REST! 🙂

  4. Here’s a hug for you Laura – we all have moments when this world overwhelms us. I get the blahs and nothing is of interest to me, I do not want to engage in anything. The older you get – the worse these feelings seem to get. Cloudy, gloomy days seem to make these feelings worse. So, as you do, I try to do things to distract my mind. May joy and peace overwhelm you and take away the tears. But, it truly is ok to cry.

    1. Thanks Peggy. Doing somewhat better today. Just have the “blues” but all you guys with your encouraging comments make it hard to stay in the “blues.” Just tired. But I’ll bounce back. But writing sure does help. 🙂

      1. Slow yourself down Laura and smell the flowers. I see all the media endeavors you are trying to do and long hours with your job. Give yourself a break and go for a quiet ride or out for a nice relaxing evening meal. Relax for a few minutes each day. Hugs and love to you. xoxo

  5. Amen I understand sometimes you have to cry it helps to release the pain. Crying can allow healing. God knows how to turn everything Around to make you smile. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Perhaps you underestimate what “learning” means: a lot more than reading that fairytale-book again and again. And why isn’t “he” a “she”?

      1. Tom, I’m sorry you don’t understand my thoughts. First, God is a Spirit. and does not possess human characteristics nor limited like humans. And second, there are many references in the Holy Bible where God refers to Himself as He, masculine…especially Father, which is male. I am not one to ever put limits on God nor His power. The Bible has about 170 references to God being “Father.” I Have faith in what He says. And neither you nor anyone else can take that faith away from me.

        Please be respectful and do not insult me and others who trust the Holy Bible and the words inspired by God Himself. It may not be your belief but it is not a fairy tale in the eyes of a Christian.

        As far as learning goes…I am highly educated in my faith and do not walk blindly. I not only read the Bible, but teach it and live it as well. That’s what faith does.

        I am truly interested in continuing this conversation with you and ask any others who want to join in, please do. Please know that any and all my words are written and felt with only deep love for you, God and any who may be reading this. 🙂

        1. Then why the tears if everything is so well elaborated? Indeed, most people in this world don’t understand your god-construction in 3 parts.

  6. A revealing picture of a heart in distress. The tears are a safety valve for the heart. The heart wants to tell you of your perfection but you refuse to listen.

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