thelasttear

Day Challenge Submission

Day 55: A passage from a book that has touched you: 

The Last Tear

“Your words stabbed my heart, and I cried tears of pain. "Get out!” I shouted. “These are the last tears I’ll ever cry for you.” So you left.I waited hours, but you didn’t return. That night by myself I cried tears of frustration.I waited weeks, but you had nothing to say. Thinking of your voice, I cried tears of loneliness.I waited months, but you left no sign for me. In the depths of my heart, Icried tears of despair.

How strange that all these tears could not wash away the hurt! Then one thought of love pierced my bitterness. I remembered you in the sunlight, with a smile as sweet as May wine. A tear of gratitude started to fall, and miraculously, you were back. Soft fingers touched my cheek, and bent over for a kiss.“Why have you come?” I whispered.“To wipe away your last tear,” you replied. “It was the one you saved for me.”

-Michael Jackson, “The Last Tear” from Dancing The Dream (1992).