Thank Humans for National Poetry Day

My tears are precious


Things I never knew

Or had forgotten


In life right now

They come

To show

What is right


Not wrong

A joyful sign

A flood so long

Dammed now flows


Sound follows

Breath drawn in jerks

Sometimes a noise

But not of pain


In the breaks of calm

My thoughts are clear

And if I need direction

My tears are there


I thank the humans

Who brought me here

I see a rainbow

In a tear




Paul Streetly

29 12 2002