Black Tears

by Chereen Fredericks

 I shed Black Tears for all the years of invalidated pain and pinned up fears.
 A waterfall of emotion, misery has kept me company with complete devotion.
Unable to discover loves secret potion, my spirit has been in constant
motion. Trying to take broken wings and make them fly, to a beautiful place
above the sky. No longer in need of Black Tears as my nightly lullaby.

  Until then Black Tears fall from Brown eyes down Mahogany skin a release
the turmoil from within.

 I've shed a sea of Black Tears to wide to cross, and on my journey to
self-actualization I am lost. Unable to release the damn that barricades,
truth, love, happiness and the serenity that will allow me to be who I am.

 Sometimes I feel like I'm drowning in a Black Pond, unable to move beyond
the obstacle "loves hanger" has placed in my way, a stumbling block put in
my life to stay. Afraid to let a new love reach my most sacred part, I've put
armor across my heart. I locked the door and put a sign up reading "love
don't leave here anymore" I lay awake in a sleepless solitude as loneliness
steals my mood, Black Tears slide down my face and form a shallow pool over
my sacred place; they glisten as they cross my breast and cover my heart
like a protective vest.

 Black Tears have become my faithful bedmate has Black rain sealed my fate?
As I lay in bed I wait for the clouds to break, and pray next time my heart
I won't have to forsake.

 Until then Black Tears fall from Brown eyes down Mahogany skin, a release
of the turmoil within.

Black Tears by Chereen Fredericks

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