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A Mother's Tears

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Below is the poem entitled A Mother's Tears which was written by poet Lucilla Carrillo. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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A Mother's Tears

How many tears does a mother cry?
I think too many for anyone to count.
A mother cries when her child is born.
She cries of joy, because now she has 
someone to love and someone to hold.

When that child gets sick, a mother cries
until that child gets better, that aliviates
her heart. When that child grows up and 
goes wrong, a mother cries tears that come 
from the soul and heart.

Does a mother ever stop crying? No - a
mother will cry through out  her life. She
will cry for that child that has gone worng.
A mother always wants the best for her 
child. Sometimes it dosn't happen and a
mother cries in silence.

Her soul is wet from tears that fell like rain.
She has no rest night or day. Sometimes a
mother cries of joy too. She wants to die 
before her child, if not - a mother will cry 
more tears until she leaves this world. This
time - she has no more tears.


Written by Lucilla M. Carrillo


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  1. Date: 4/15/2012 9:25:00 AM
    First of all thanks for the kind comments on my poetry, your poem is outstanding and I like it alot, it shows emotion and mothers of this world will apreciate this one. God bless and welcome to the soup .

  1. Date: 4/8/2012 8:04:00 AM
    being a Mother of five sons Lucilla I so relate to these emphatic words of a Mother's luv and tears.. brilliantly penned on this wonderful happy Easter Day.. blessings and thankxx for sharing too..luv..

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 4/8/2012 11:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much for your kind words. I only have one child, but one child alone can give us all the problems we need. Happy Easter. Lucilla
  1. Date: 4/8/2012 1:58:00 AM
    Lucilla, I think I am not a great example of a model mother. I feel bad when things go wrong with my kids, but I don't cry alot over it. I think in many ways, I act a lot like a dad! Just a shoulder for them to cry on and offer them advice. This is sweet. I bet you are a mom? Luv, Andrea and happy EAster.

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 4/8/2012 11:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for reading, but none of us knew how to be mothers. We learn as we go along. We improve with age. Lucilla
  1. Date: 4/6/2012 1:46:00 PM
    How right you are, and thank goodness a mother cares enough to weep when her children are in difficulty. I guess you are a mom and know what you are talking about.

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 4/8/2012 11:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, I am a mom. As they say- I've there and done that. Being a mom is not easy. Lucilla
  1. Date: 4/5/2012 10:23:00 PM
    wow! Lucilla, I'm a mother, and i have not stopped crying.. well you know what i mean.. The tears of joy and pain are always there.. I think even in my next world, my eyes will still tear up... this is a very touching poem,, thank you for sharing..pd

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 4/8/2012 11:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey giirl; let's hope not. I don't want to cry in the next world. Happy easter and have a great day. Lucilla
  1. Date: 4/5/2012 9:05:00 PM
    Lucilla a mother's heart is an ocean of love. Many tears get shed in one lifetime I enjoyed your poem tonight have a peaceful Easter love, vie

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 4/8/2012 11:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you and you too. Lucilla