Sometimes I want to cry
Because life is sweet
And yet so hard.
God overwhelms us
With his love
And yet we yearn for Him.
God’s goodness provides us
With caring friends
But we are separated from them.
Wherever we go
Wherever we have been
We leave and have left
Some of ourselves behind
And received
A hundredfold in joy.
Sometimes I want to cry
Because I miss my loved ones.
My home is empty
Without them
Separation hurts
Sometimes I want to cry quietly
So that my tears
Would wash away
The pains of life.
Sometimes I would like to cry
Tears of joy.


©2002 Thrive

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