Elizabeth Padillo Olesen


Tears And The Lillies - Poem by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

Tears in the valleys
water the lillies.
They are salty.
They are not so sweet to taste.
But they are there
as we swim down deep
into the waters
where the lillies live.
Let the beauty of the lillies
transform the bad taste
of tears to sweet nectar
of courage.


Comments about Tears And The Lillies by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

  • Babatunde Aremu Babatunde Aremu (9/3/2015 5:22:00 AM)

    Joy after tears. The reward for hard work (tears) is joy. Nice write. Keep on writing, poet (Report) Reply

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  • Hannington Mumo (5/25/2015 3:50:00 AM)

    An inspiring piece. Keep it up! (Report) Reply

  • Kelvin Owusu Kelvin Owusu (11/11/2012 12:02:00 AM)

    i Love this piece a good write and read (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle Romeo Della Valle (11/4/2012 2:44:00 PM)

    Awesome! A very thought provoking and well crafted write! 10+++ Thank you for sharing and keep it up! God Bless You! Romeo-New York City (Report) Reply

    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (9/3/2015 6:28:00 AM)

    Thanks, dear Romeo, for your very positive response and for rating this piece highly. Deeply appreciated.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 4, 2012



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