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Vallerie Lobell


Mama Didn't Come


You went to sleep with your heart breaking,
A little boy of only ten,
With anticipation all day waiting,
She didn't come again,

Your grandmaw loves and kisses your face,
She hurts right along with you,
Even an addicted Mama is hard to replace,
What your Mama does affects her too,

Grandmaw has raised you since you were two,
You have brought her so much joy,
Never regretted a minute of having you,
Mama may show up today with a toy,

With a toy and another promise to come back again,
I see your lips tremble and your eyes fill,
To take the time with you to spend,
No matter the promises broken, you love her still,

When you heard a knock on the door,
It was someone across the yard,
You thought it was her this time for sure,
I know that hit you hard,

It is all backwards and oh so wrong,
And I know how bad it sounds,
It is not for you to be worried about her,
It's the other way around,

So dry your eyes and pray with me,
For God will help us win,
And you'll survive another day,
When Mama didn't come again,

Submitted: Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Edited: Tuesday, August 24, 2010
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  • Marilyn Lott (6/24/2007 11:45:00 AM)

    Such a sad but true poem. This is happening more
    all the time and you put it so well. You are a great
    poet, Vallerie!

    Marilyn (Report) Reply

  • fanniesson - (9/14/2006 5:22:00 AM)

    tear jerker
    and as with all your works good tight rhyming
    must drive you nuts
    the rhyming that is (Report) Reply

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