Sorry I never shed a tear
As my eyes met with your coffin,
For forlornness showed not on my face,
Forgive the tears
Which never came,
Forgive me as I blankly stare
At your cadaver…
I just can’t bring my heart to bleed.
Where are you now?
Is it beyond the scudding clouds
Or somewhere in purgatory?
Sorry my eyes aren’t stung.
Do I know you?
Do I feel an ounce of pity
As pierces my gaze through your cadaver
If only I had met you
I’d have known if your heart beats
I’d have discovered if you had a heart…
Do you even know me?
Rise up, man!
See how time has stitched me into you
See the boy you left behind
Without any goodbye;
No strings to join us
Only blood seals the tie,
Do you see the boy you left behind?
Look into my eyes and see this nothingness.
By Bitter Éclairs
From Our daily poetry factory in Nigeria ODP.