Every time I close my eyes
I see your graceful face
And the brave smile that you wore
On the saddest day of my life
When without a promise of reunion
You said goodbye.
My smile dissolves in slow motion
Slowly turning into sulk
Tears welling up in my eyes
Then I break into desolate weeping.
Your memories still fill my life
With countless inspirations you gave me
And the things I wouldn't have done in life
But did them all for you.
Then silence fills my heart
A silence that grows deep and horrid
Regretting every wrong I did you,
And dreaming of your impossible return.
Yes, my hands waved goodbye,
With the heart beckoning you.
But you still went away
And silence followed.
John M. Wanjora.