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Oh, My Mama!

Oh, that house?

Yes, that house

was once a home!

Can't you hear the laughters?

Can't you hear the knocks

on its door?

So sad,

so quiet,

lonely and forlorn!


Where, were those days gone by?

Are there sad goodbyes?

Where, were those children

playing hide and seek?

Have you seen them

hanging around?

No, they'd gone faraway home!


Only left were silver gray hairs

scattered at her vintage dresser table

some clinged on her old comb

an abandoned widow

a mother without her children.


Lonely chimes can't sway

muted by a harsh wind

passing by.

Where, were those music

you once played?

Where, were those rhymes

you once uttered?


Deaf so deaf

can't hear any spilling rains on zinc roof

only drops of tears were perceivable

at one corner of the house

old spilling waters kept dripping

river flooding inside her room.


Oh, my mama

forgive them

for they'd forgotten

your lullabies

they won't come back

they won't remember

they're once your children

but never forever yours!