Why do the tears Fall
How sweet life is
When we think we have it all together
All the ducks in a row
And the path to the future so clear
Out of no where, comes a tear
Sliding out from your eye
The outward expression of pain
A root cause
You’ve come to know so well
The child within, cries to be heard
While the adult says to “let go and forgive”
Ah! you old wound from our past
How dare you make us feel this again?
What are we to do with you now?
When there is no one we choose to blame?
There is more to life than this hurt
And happy are we, moving forward
Can’t you stay on the shelf and be quiet?
For if we speak, we will be the one to cause the pain.
Is there no escape from you?
Again. . . . We point no fingers to anyone
But. . . .we too, are tired of the lie
That we can make everyone happy
Yet, you are still here
To remind us of the parent’s rejection
And the high standard states
That we should honor them
Please enlighten us
On how we do that?
When everything else inside us
Wants to forget
Why must the child in us
Throw the tantrum
When the adult in us asks?
Why do the tears fall?