Elizabeth Jacqueline Mpanga

Rookie - 474 Points (27th June,1984 / Zambia, Kabwe)

Painful Grief - Poem by Elizabeth Jacqueline Mpanga

Hold my hand and tell me it going to be alright
Take your handkerchief and wipe my tears
I don’t want to shed tears anymore
But I can’t help it

My mind is resolved to being strong yet my heart is weak with sadness
My heart sighs loudly, a sigh of painful release
The pain seems to have grown a life of its own
It’s become larger than life

With each day that goes by it consumes some part of me
It hurts me so much watching myself fade away in my pain
I am so tired of fighting it I just want out
But then I never give up

My body feels frail and my soul feels odd and old
My lips no longer curve, its like they are made of glass
My teeth have lost their glimmer because they don’t see the sun
No longer does conversation give me joy

My voice feels awkward when I talk
It’s like simple murder to my soul when I talk
I withdraw into my safe heaven
Deep inside myself

Inside where I can mourn, groan and complain in peace
Where no one will tell me they know how I feel when they have no idea
A place where no one seems to think that all I have to do is talk to myself to make all this pain go away

I just want to be let alone
I will do the healing in my own time
Leave me alone to mop around
Let me grieve my pain away

Stop hovering and telling me what you think is right
You don’t know how I feel
Its ok to grieve and mop
Its my pain I will deal with it how I want

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  • Indira Babbellapati (12/8/2008 12:05:00 AM)

    the last sentence suffices the strength of ur personality, young lady! that should be the spirit! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 7, 2008

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