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A Senryu - Tears

Updated on February 15, 2017

We came equipped with tears....

Tears are the windshield washers of the soul.
Tears are the windshield washers of the soul. | Source

Thinking back upon my tears....


When the tears began

It left no great thirst, I know.

My cheeks were ready.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ ~ ~ ~ ~

My handkerchief, too.

My mind and heart touching.

This heart and others'.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Sometimes both would cry.

Common good, common shatter;

Sometimes all alone.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Heart strings plucked in tune,

Amazed at what one can do,

Amazed at what not.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Grief sometimes, not all.

Joy also makes the tears fall.

Coming and parting.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Deep feelings, any kind,

Windshield washers of the soul.

Making Future clear.


© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


Thinking back....

Have you also cried for joy, grief, something unbelievable?

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      Demas W Jasper 6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      PDXKaraokeGuy: Come on in the water's fine here at HubPages. The more the merrier.

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      Justin W Price 6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      nice work. i suppose I need to give Senryu a go sometime :-)

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      Kathryne Waller 6 years ago from Knoxville, TN USA

      Perspycacious, this is absolutely beautiful! I have cried for pain, both physical and emotional, as well as for joy and have found it to be profoundly cleansing. I'm not ashamed to cry when I hear the National Anthem or see a wedding or birth. I can freely cry during worship or when I'm embarrassed. Tears are God's way of allowing release for emotions too big for us to hold inside or express in words. Thank you for sharing such an awesome poem with us!

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      Karen Silverman 6 years ago

      Awesome(voting)! So true - tears come from the sensitivity of ones soul - not from any one trigger. I've cried for joy, loss, fear..cried from shame, empathy, surprise, cried for others...cried..cried...cried.. - and then i laughed just as hard! I hope everybody feels deeply and appreciates the ability! Thank you for this. tweeting2

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful! Never thought of them as windshield washers of the soul but creative way to put it. I know that I've sometimes been writing about something that's special or emotional to me and after awhile I can't see anything because the tears just automatically came.

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      KDee411 6 years ago from Bay Area, California

      how beautiful you put your words together.

      Kay

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      I especially love the first one of these--maybe it just speaks to me--beautifully done!

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      picklesandrufus 6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Beautiful! Yes tears come from pain and from joy. Very nice. Vote up!

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      Michele Travis 6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Another beautiful hub. You have an amazing talent. Thank you for sharing this.

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      Rebecca Mealey 6 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I love the personification of the windshield washers and the soul. Beautiful poem, as always from you!

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      Mohan Kumar 6 years ago from UK

      Heartstrings plucked in tune, indeed. Love these verses.

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      Brenda Barnes 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Windshield washers.....that is a precise definition of tears. They release pain, joy, sorrow and much more. I like your Senryu verymuch.

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      Joyce Haragsim 6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      A Very true poem, with so much feelings in it. Vote up and beautiful.

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