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Mama's Tears

When Steffie died,
She lived on
as tears on Mama's cheeks.
The bright colored dresses
with delicate lace
and the dolls with button eyes
were put away
But, still Mama cried.
Why is death? 
she asked me,
And I tried to remove the tears,
But like hot metal
They were molded to her cheeks.
I couldn't answer her question
And I cried too
Because I didn't know.

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  1. Date: 11/30/2008 4:29:00 AM
    Shelbia - Congratulations on your poem making Round One of the PSoup poetry contest! Wishing you all the best in the finals and have a Happy Holiday season. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 11/11/2008 9:13:00 AM
    Congrats on making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/1/2008 4:44:00 PM
    Shelbia - Congrats on your poetry making it through to the next round – Great Job & God Bless

  1. Date: 10/30/2008 8:15:00 AM
    Congrats on having your poetry featured - God Bless

  1. Date: 10/29/2008 12:48:00 PM
    A touching poem. And very best luck in the final round! ~ Carri

  1. Date: 10/28/2008 9:27:00 AM
    Congrats Shelbia, on "Mama's Tears" being featured this week on Poetry Soup. Vince

  1. Date: 10/28/2008 7:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round. Good luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/27/2008 3:57:00 PM
    Congrats on your amazing poem making the semi-finals and best of luck in the finals!! Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 10/27/2008 9:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/26/2008 6:45:00 PM
    Heartfelt poem. I particulary like lines 2 and 3. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 10/26/2008 4:39:00 PM
    Heartbreaking, beautiful. A powerful and tender poem. Congratulations on a well deserved featured write of the week. Love, Shar