Laughter and Tears

Though life's journey we all experience laughter and tears. Wilhelmina Stitch describes the laughter we feel and how tears, while we all experience them, we would prefer to see laughter prevail.

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Laughter and Tears
by Wilhelmina Stitch

Laughter shook his locks of gold,
shook his golden locks and cried,
"What are these I now behold!"
"Tears," the voice of sorrow sighed.

"Tears," said laughter with a trill,
with a trill like blackbird's song,
"They, indeed, are very ill,
they must go where they belong.
Fie upon you! Shame!
O tears, run away and join dead years."

Laughter, with your locks of gold,
be not arrogant and vain.
Have you never one been told,
Tears can heal a bitter pain?

Tears prevent a grim despair
Settling on the aching hear;
They can wash away a care;
Play a most important part.

God made tears and laughter, too;
Precious gifts, His twofold plan.
Tears refresh, like rain and dew,
The parched and anguished soul of man.
Laughter tossed his golden hair,
"I am here. Grey tears, beware!"

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