Have you ever loved someone so much that you shed tears while thinking about the person?

Have you ever been so frustrated that you broke down in tears when no one was watching?

Have you ever hated someone so much that the presence of the person bring tears to your eyes?

Have you ever been so angry that the only response you could give was just speechless tears?

Have you ever been so surprised that the only way to express your joy was through tears.

Or rather the fear of the uncertain, confusion and hopelessness called forth the liquid guest

Or sometimes unbearable pains in the body and soul

Like they would say in the Yoruba language “Ki lo fa ekun?

No matter what form of emotion triggered it, it doesn’t change the colour nor the form,

It all drips down passing through the sensitive path of the face

And sometimes accompanied with the whitish greenish fuel from its surrounding cave

An expression of the emotions when the extremes have been intruded

And the guards are let loose, no strength on the inside to withstand

Sometimes serves as a succor, the eyes soaked and red, an opening for its escape

Taste like the sea water, kids enjoy its sticky associate; the mucus

Tears tearing down with traces after been dried

A natural experience, everyone can testify.

10 thoughts on “Tears” by Oloruntoba Yetunde (@Olushademi)

  1. a good try but I think it can be better especially structurally…

  2. I feel you, good job Yetunde.

  3. Deremi (@Jessy_deremi)

    Tears are out deep emotions. Whatever triggers it must have tampered with our feelings… Nice Work!

  4. I am using this opportunity to thank the Admin for publishing my poems and also a big “Thank you” to Jumoke ” D Midnight Mistress” for reading it with her sweet voice. :-)

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