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 (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

    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (10/20/2017 5:01:00 AM)

    Thank you so much, Babatunde Aremu, for taking time to post your wonderful comment! Deeply appreciated.

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  • (5/25/2015 3:50:00 AM)


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

    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (10/20/2017 5:02:00 AM)

    Thanks for your inspiring tone to the author of this poem, Hannington Mumo, after your reading. Deeply appreciated.

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


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

    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (10/20/2017 5:01:00 AM)

    Thanks, Kelvin, for your nice response.

  • 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 (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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