Elizabeth Padillo Olesen Poems

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1.
Teacher, Teacher




Teacher, teacher, teacher, teach me now
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2.
Between The Rich And The Poor

Who draws the gap between people?
They call them rich, they call them poor
The rich squander in wealth and abundance
The poor wonder what to eat next time.
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3.
The Power Of Words

They can be written
spoken, whispered,
hidden, forbidden,
remembered,
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4.
A Mother

How can a mother forget her child,
the child who is conceived nine months in the womb
the child that is cradled at daytime,
night time until dawn?
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5.
A Good Life

A good life is a song
when melodies are sung
by laughters and smiles.
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6.
The Wind

Who has seen the wind?
Not me, not you, not them
can see the wind even
those with eyes as big as balls.
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7.
Inter-Religious Dialogue

What should we talk about?
If we dwell in dogmatics and apologetics,
We will be lost in the sea of endless debates.
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8.
Tears And The Lillies

Tears in the valleys
water the lilies.
They are salty.
They are not so sweet to taste.
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9.
The Sky, Our Blanket

The sky, our blanket,
puts us to sleep,
drowns our eyes
with darkness
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10.
Flood (Acrostic)

Filling waters in all sideways and byways
Leaking through all alleys and subways
Overflowing canals, rivers and bays
Overflowing streets, stations and houses
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