Nancy Handabile

Rookie - 157 Points (30 September / Zambia)

Funny Things Tears - Poem by Nancy Handabile

The other day
I woke up feeling low
I tried not to think about you
to stop the inevitable tears that threatened to fall.

Funny things tears, they linger yet do not fall.

That night I got angry
as I walked fron the bus stop to my home
My mood slowly dissipated into sadness

I felt the bloody tears linger
am guessing they showed because some ladies looked at me
gossiped and actually stood to stare

Funny thing tears are, they know no shame.

Yesterday I drunk myself into a stupor
because I couldnt bear the thoughts
the happy memories, the questions.
I smoked because I wanted to burn away my pain
my loneliness, my intense craving to end it all


Funny things tears, they come when you least expect them

Last night I hated you
Hated my intense stupid love for you
Hated that my life was blank without you
I went running, jogging to absolve the pain
to numb myself, but pain is stubborn
I ran for miles but still felt that swift flash.

Funny things tears, they burn.

Today I woke up
ignoring my phone I tried to resist it
to resist the urge to call you,
But I did,

Lunch, drinks, kisses more promises
apologies more excuses
smiling, laughing, forgetting

Funny thing love it forgets the tears easily.

Tonight I sleep soundly
But Tommorow I work and the cycle begins.

Funny things tears sometimes they cleanse you.

Topic(s) of this poem: love hurts


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Sometimes you are so in love with someone that they have a hold over you that you cannot shake off.

you try everything to get rid of them emotionally but you cannot.

when they smile at you, you forget all the pain you went through.

Savouring each moment even though the next one could be painfull. you would do anything to make them yours.

Comments about Funny Things Tears by Nancy Handabile

  • (7/6/2012 11:59:00 AM)


    tears cleanse only in futile perception... nice expressions there. (Report) Reply

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  • (6/2/2012 10:31:00 AM)


    It's really a beautiful implication of chained emotions.....really touched my heart... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 21, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 3, 2014


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