You can’t keep crying in the rain
Hoping it will wash away the pain.
Giving up and feeling shame
Is no way to rid the blame.
Cry to wash away the fear
It brings everything so clear.
While it never brings things near
It holds close the things so dear.
Caste away those painful things
The bitterness crying brings.
Live in full, embrace the new
Drop the emptiness untold in you.
Seek healing in the end
Fill the joy up and send
All overflowing to those around
Hear the echoing of the sound.
Crying is over.
© J. Dean Shelden