Liz Oates

Rookie (January 25,1990 / San Francisco, California)

When The Sun Goes Down - Poem by Liz Oates

Momma says God'll build us a house
and it'll be made of gold
and the windows'll be spun from diamonds
and its walls'll never fold.

It'll shine on a clear horizon-
the kinda place you'd think the sky's in
and we'll have pretty white curtains that let the sun through.
She says, 'Baby, I ain't cryin' and I don't want you to.'

Momma holds me close when the sun goes down
and talks 'bout our house like it's already done.
I've asked her if we can go stay there awhile
but she says the buildin' ain't even begun.

It'll shine on a clear horizon-
the kinda place you'd think the sky's in
and we'll have pretty white curtains to let the sun through.
She says, 'Baby, I ain't cryin' and I don't want you to.'


Comments about When The Sun Goes Down by Liz Oates

  • Romeo Della Valle (7/1/2011 6:26:00 PM)


    Liz, this is an excellent, well penned and poignant write which shows me that you definitely have the talent to make through the poetry world in due time. I really enjoyed your work! Keep it up! 10+++ Love and Peace for always! ... (Report) Reply

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  • (7/24/2006 8:15:00 PM)


    hey lizzie,
    that was a really good poem
    and i was in the hurricane katrina rita 2 so it meant alot when i read it
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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 24, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, July 4, 2011


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