Friday, May 10, 2013

Tears of Joy--By Maurice J. Reynolds--United States

Tears of Joy

To cry.
Let my eyes fill with tears,
For tears help to cleanse the soul from hurt and pain.
Tears of joy flow like a river running down stream.

To laugh and then to cry some more.
Leave my tears alone.
When I was lost and confused,
Tears of joy came to me by way of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

To shout and yet cry some more.
No more bound by sin and wickedness.
It’s my prerogative if I want to cry
Tears of joy.

My tears and I will release them as often as I please, because
They belong to me.
Not those of agony,
But those of joy and happiness.

Praising God comes through my tears of joy,
Healing through my tears of joy,
Deliverance through my tears of joy,
Thankful for my tears of joy.

Maurice J. Reynolds is a freelance writer who has had material published in various publications.  He is the owner of To God be the Glory! Publications, a literary ministry that produces the poetry publication Creative Inspirations.  More information can be found at:


  1. Dear Maurice,

    Thank you so much for the kind comments you left for other writers. It's supportive people like you that make Whispers possible. Blessings to you for sharing your inspirational poem with us. Best wishes wherever your writing journey leads.


  2. Lovely content Maurice - Tears are God's way of washing our bodies clean so we may start all over again! You are right, our tears are our own - we may use them as often as we wish with His blessing...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  3. Thank you, Christine Tate, for the following comment--

    Beautiful heartfelt words Rev. Reynolds. The tears we shed have new meaning as the love of God flows through our spirit. I find I get teary-eyed often for many reasons. Your poem described it so well. I thank you for sharing your inspiring words! God Bless you abundantly! ~Chris~

  4. Dear Maurice,

    An inspiring write of tears of joy very nicely expressed. Thank you for sharing it with us and thank you also for your kind comments.


  5. Thank you all for your kind and uplifting comments. May God continue blessing you in all your writing endeavors!

  6. Beautiful and lovely. Brought a tear to my eye.
    A nice read.

    Shirley Smothers