Onion Tears


Onion tears I heard mother say

As she used her apron to wipe them away

But she was in the process of kneading bread

I knew those tears were genuine instead

She never wanted us to see her cry

Alas, her tender heart would often sigh

Tears cleanse the soul of deepest pain

Clear the path for smile to follow the rain








About Iris D

Pastor, former youth pastor who writes skits, devotionals, poems,and short stories. Won awards on short stories and poetry, and have published both poetry and non-fiction.

5 responses to “Onion Tears

  1. so touching and warming

  2. I can still see my grandmother baking bread and saying this kind of wisdom to me. Now, when I am unsure is something I’m doing is wrong. all I have to do is ask would she be proud of me doing it and the answer is the right answer.

  3. Love your poem! Outsmarted by the child! As a Mom, I know those times of trying to hide the tears.

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