upon our tears
lays the pains of our heart
sometimes, it gushes from our mirth
but the orphans wet from
the tears gushing their eyes
are those tears of mirth?

upon our tears
we build our smiles
and from them
we inhale the air of hope
and courage
sometimes, we inhale that of fear

upon our tears
our souls are weakened
and our hearts bleed from the spot
pierced with a sword
but we live on and build a smile
upon our tears