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Happy Sad Tears

by Colleen Millsteed 10 months ago in inspirational

I cried because I was sad, happy, excited and proud

Happy Sad Tears
Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

Sometimes holding it all in

Takes a little more strength,

Than we can find at times

When the pressures intense.


We have a defence mechanism

Built in to relieve the pressure,

Releasing in the form of tears

A cleansing spiritual endeavour.


I remember when my children

Left to start their exploration,

Time they grew their wings

And followed their imagination.


I cried on each occasion

Cried for the sense of loss,

Leaving their childhood

Always comes at a cost.


I cried for sheer happiness

To see their confident selves,

Ready to take on the world

And to childhood farewell.


I cried for the excitement

As they come into their own,

Wearing their independence

Their doubt now overthrown.


I cried as I felt so proud

Of the young men they are,

Forever in my eyes

They’ll be my shining star.


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About the author

Colleen Millsteed

I’ve written poetry most of my life, but never had the courage to publish my writing before. So here goes ........ I’m feeling the fear and doing it anyway (my motto in life).

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