It forms in the eye like a misty fog fuelled by pain.
Deep unfathomable pain.
Physical pain is bearable for it can be quantified,
But emotional pain is an infinite pit that you fall in never reaching its bottom.
The further you fall the more you realize how deep it can be.
Love increases your tolerance for pain but does not cushion you from the havoc it causes.
And sometimes the only partner left to sympathize are your tears.
Like a soothing balm from your eyes, they trickle to your heart.
They are the gentle touch that your cheek yearns.
They are the only companion in your loneliness.
They are a measure of how much you are not worthy of the title “man”.
They are accepted as a way to let out emotions simply because you are a “woman”
But truth be told,
Men also get hurt, men also cry.
A tear is a pain that no words can explain.
A tear is a pain that deprives you of life.
A tear is a pain that has been suppressed in smiles.
A tear is a fountain from the depths of the heart.
A tear is the healing of released pain.
A tear sometimes is all you can do.
Poem Credits: Adiel K.