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Healing Tears

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Healing Tears

If healing comes from healing tears. 
Then why have I not I've shed them for years. 
I wake each day and say today won't be so bad. 
But am just sadly reminded of the things I once had. 
Not the material things, those I can replace. 
But my brother and sister, my moms smiling face. 
The celebration of birthdays and Christmas at home. 
My how things have changed now that I'm grown. 
But my mom was amazing at teaching life skills. 
Not the cooking and cleaning and paying off bills. 
Things like when you listen doesn't mean that you hear. 
That only works with your heart not with your ear. 
When you lose one that you love a hurt she would soften. 
By telling you it soon would hurt much less often. 
For the grace of god go I and to thy own self be true. 
These are the things that will be priceless to you. 
To be happy you must learn to be happy alone. 
Probably the hardest lesson from which I have grown. 
So though I am lonely at times I'm not really scared. 
Because of all that she taught me she left me prepared. 
So I now think its time to open my heart to see.
If I can meet someone special and turn me into we

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