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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, Editor, Blogger and Professional Organizer. Her work can be found with Clarendon House Publishing, Sweetycat Press, The Ugly Writers, Sweatpants & Coffee, ZPP, Setu, 300 South Media Group, Otherwise Engaged, Flora Fiction, and Southwest Media among 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 25 anthologies. She is also working on a collection of fiction short stories.

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