This book of poems is divided into three sections: RAGE, RECOLLECTION, and RESIGNATION. It is meant to give voice to some of the varied emotions women express. Yes, women cry to retain their sanity. Their tears are therapeutic; their tears heal, cleanse the soul of agony and torment, give them strength to face another day. RACHEL’S TEARS represents our tears from which we emerge cleansed and ready for our baptism by fire.