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When The Tears Fell

When the tears fell the first time I wiped them as soon as they touched my cheeks When they fell again I wasn’t as quick to tend to the tears

When The Tears Fell is a poem written by Kelli J. Gavin and is shared with The Ugly Writers under the theme Treasures That We Keep for the month of May.

 

When The Tears Fell

 

 

When the tears fell the first time

I wiped them as soon as they touched my cheeks

When they fell again

I wasn’t as quick to tend to the tears

When I realized how frequently they would appear

I began to think differently about the emotions

That I was unable to contain

Now a treasured friend I have accepted them

Because they come and go as they please

I can’t control them or hide them

But I can welcome the release they provide

When the tears fall I now smile

I remember you and miss you

 

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Kelli J Gavin

Kelli J Gavin

Kelli J Gavin of Carver, Minnesota is a Writer and Professional Organizer. With over 300 short stories and poems published and posted online, her work can be found with Clarendon House Publications, Sweetycat Press, 300 South Publishing, Linden Books, The Ugly Writers, Zombie Pirates Publishing, Setu, The Story Pub, Cut 19, Otherwise Engaged, Flora Fiction, Margins Magazine, The Basil O’Flaherty, The Rye Whiskey Review, Some Good News, Sweatpants and Coffee, and Southwest Media among many others. Kelli’s first two books were released in 2019 (“I Regret Nothing- A Collection of Poetry and Prose” and “My Name is Zach- A Teenage Perspective on Autism”). She has co-authored over 40 anthologies. 

www.kellijgavin.blogspot.com

@KelliJGavin on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and @keltotheg on TikTok

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