Adewale Ajakanri

Rookie - 394 Points (Lagos, Nigeria)

The Pains Behind My Eyes - Poem by Adewale Ajakanri

The brightest smiles
The loudest laughs
All of the traits that I am known for
The silent tears
The irrational fears
All secrets that I continue to hide
Behind these eyes hides a story
Which you would never suspect

All of the travesty that I hide
While I may smile, inside I cry
While I may laugh, inside I scream
Warnings from my past
I have seen it all
Been there done that

If you would only trust me
I would not lead you astray
For I wish a better life onto you than mine

I may never share the stories of my past
But if you had see the horrors that haunt my mind
I promise you would cry
The scars I show
The only evidence of the past I speak of
I wish above all else for you to live a peaceful life
To avoid the mistakes I once made

For I know the pain that comes from these mistakes
To travel this road, let alone by yourself is truly a mistake

My heart yearns for peace that I hope to secure for you
So that the reflection behind your eyes is not as cold as mine
So that the love you still hold
Will never fade to black
For the light that grasps tightly to you
Shall forever burn bright
While the smoke of my light still trickles away
For it is nearly gone and frozen behind my eyes..

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Dramatic Monologue

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 14, 2015

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