A Single Tear

A single tear falls,
Etching a salty track
Down a familiar cheek.
Clear and crystalline,
A single tear falls.

What's in a tear?
The pain of a thousand sacrifices
The heartbreak of a hundred years
Pure, livid rage

Grief that rips the soul apart

What's in a tear?
The touching act of a friend
A thoughtful gesture
A beautiful song
An hour's worth of laughter

What's in a tear?

A single tear falls,
Etching a salty track
Down a familiar cheek.
Clear and crystalline,
A single tear falls.