The vital flow of tears

Your eyes must never dry.
They were made for tears
to make them flow and stay alive
for as long as possible and all your life
at least, but some tears last forever,
and they are the true life-giving tears,
the flow of which keeps flooding all the world,
maintaining oceans, watering the earth
to make it flourish, bloom and stay alive,
and all those tears are not of sorrow only.
Call them rather pity and compassion,
maybe even piety if not commiseration,
which is what is keeping life alive
in constant crisis, struggle for survival,
neverending anguish for the threat of constant death,
the worries of the obligations of maintenance,
which is actually the motor energy of life,
the sentimental melancholy of the self-effacing godhead,
that divine and universal source of life
that we shall never know or understand,
but for the fact that he keeps crying all the time
to keep the world and universe alive
from pure and piteous commiseration.

Poetry by Christian Lanciai The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2011-12-09 at 14:30

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Powerful image of weeping gods and the beauty (and usefulness) of tears. I've always thought it a pity that so often the reaction to someone crying is to make them stop. Tears heal and are a natural expression of empathy and love.

Enjoyed this piece.