Are there Tears in Heaven? | Short Poem No. 34

Are there tears in Heaven?

I closed my eyes and breathed the air.

I stepped outside for the first time this week.

The long drive to work took far too long.

Will everyone see I’m so weak?

All my friends asked how I am.

But I’m just numb, living in my skin.

I nod my head, “I’m getting better now.”

It’s just a lie I’m living in.

I sat in my office and lost a tear.

And I called your name, but you’re not here.

I called your name, but you’re not here.

Are there tears in heaven?

Minutes pass like hours, hours like days.

But time is meaningless, a long dream.

A horrible illusion that I’ll never wake from.

This is real, more real than I want it to be.

I drove home and lost a tear.

And I called your name but you’re not here.

How long can you stare at the ceiling and feel nothing?

Can anything take this pain away?

I’m lost in my hurt and the world spins on.

I sit alone and finish the day.

I laid down and lost a tear.

And I called your name but you’re not here.

I wrote this down. . . and lost a tear. . .

And you’re still not here.

“You [God] keep track of all my sorrows. . . collected all my tears in your bottle. . . recorded each one in your book.” Psalm 56:8 NLT

Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash.

If you liked this post, check out “Only Tears Come” by KrishnaPriya108 and my own poem, “Forward Thinking.”

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2018. All rights reserved.

Do you wonder, “Are there tears in heaven?”

Author: Jonathan Pines

I'm writing with all of life's saltiness, perfecting poetry in the process.

17 thoughts on “Are there Tears in Heaven? | Short Poem No. 34”

    1. Thank you for reading. As I said in the other comment, it’s from those deep places that we write the best. Hopefully those feelings that I wrote from translate to the readers.

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  1. Thanks so much for linking to my poem.

    It’s so strange to see this today – i was reading a spiritual book and the author said – there are two ways in the path of love

    (1) Path of peace and happiness – you talk to God and feel His presence always with you and

    (2) The path of separation where you cry and cry as you miss Him. The end of both the paths is the same – Union with the Divine….but one is the path of laughter and the other of tears.

    I was praying – “What is my path, oh Lord? The path of laughter sounds so,so,so much better – but You always make me cry.”

    Is this is a message from the Universe? I wonder? With love and gratitude — hope you don’t think i am totally crazy. 🙂

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    1. Wow I really love those quotes. Your question reminds me of the story of Job. Although he was blameless, he went through extreme pain and loss. In the end we find out that it was just a test of his heart. And afterward, God rewarded him with double of everything he loss. And also, we can remember the suffering of Jesus in his life, which was more than anyone else can suffer. He chose to suffer because he saw what would result from it. But in remembering his suffering, we also have to remember His reward in the end. Apart from all of that, this post takes more of a poetic approach to just looking at the human condition and questioning in the midst of suffering.

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      1. Thank you Joey (Can i call you Joey?). This is such a beautiful message you share – about Job and especially Jesus and His choice to suffer. Wow! I will contemplate this. Thank you for your wondrous words and sharing. Wish you a beautiful evening! 🙂

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