Can’t stop them from falling
Though I tried with my sodden sleeve
Catching the drops left ,right and below
yet nothing seems to stem the flow.
Traitors, you drain my heart
plundering the meager store of hope,
Are you waiting till the smiling faces go
for melancholy to fill the black potholes?
Friends wave goodbye, I drown in my lie,
a water-logged smile camouflaging my sigh.
Dragging the boulders, bound to my hopes,
I close the windows for it will rain tonight.
Where did I once sow Sorrow’s hidden seeds?
They feed upon my tiniest joys with abandoned glee.
Their tiny tendrils are now grief’s wild weeds,
entangled in my veins like salt in the sea.