I Cry

I cried life’s bitter tears

Drank from life’s bitter sea

Deception had taken a hold of me…

They say, “No woman nuh cry”

Hmmm …that’s a lie!

So, let me tell you the truth my dear

Many a nights I’ve soaked my pillow with tears

There was a time all I wanted to do was die

So, I gotta stop and testify…

I was trapped in suicidal despair

And those forbidden tears were always there

So yes, women do cry!

There was a time I walked the streets

Looking a home for my child and me

There was no peace when I laid my head

For I turned my back on the grace of heaven  

I walked alone!

Chose to walk alone

Chose to walk away from God’s holy throne

So yes, I cried

I cried life’s bitter tears

Drank from life’s bitter sea

Deception had taken a hold of me…

But when I couldn’t take it anymore  

And all I tried had failed

I got on my knees and repented in prayer

Especially then, my tears were there

I cry!

I cry when dark nights tarry on

And I yearn to glimpse the break of dawn

I cry for the Potter is molding me!

Stretching me!

Refining me!

“No woman nuh cry”

That’s a lie …cause I’m a woman,

And still I cry.

“PoetykPrayz” is poetry by Loraine

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