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"Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all the living creatures of every kind on the earth." -Genesis 9:16

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Drops of Salve

This poem is a tribute to the benefits of tears.

Drops of Salve

We wipe our tears away
As if we were ashamed,
But tears are drops of salve
Through which there’s much we gain:

Each teardrop spilling over
Brings sympathy to fruit;
Compassion’s felt the strongest
Where pain was most acute;

Each drop that fills the eyes
Refines the soul through fire;
Like rain upon the trees
It helps the spirit higher;

Each tear that flows through pain
That comes from sacrifice
Fuels love that burns the brighter
Revealing life to seeking eyes…


Blogger Country Victorian said...

True balance of a man expresses strength through transparent honesty unafraid of himself.
Christ is our example of true manhood as he wept over His people and held strong when all Hell stormed through.

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