Sometime I Cry Inside

by Soyini Denise Liburd

Why do I cry inside
some days
Hurt in some ways
without reasons clearly explained to me?
A mysterious cloud smothers me
Cold, damp...
Like the tears that fall so freely,
Since this hurt
I call Stranger
Came to live in me.

I feel control slip away
Friends ask me, and I try to say
What it is that makes me feel this way.
I don't know. I DON'T KNOW!
I awake one day
And I feel a weight on my heart
The sky isn't blue,
My friends aren't funny.
There is no one - I can think of - that loves me...

The life that brought me pleasure yesterday
Today, I would cast away... if I could
And feel only relief
where feeling used to greet me.

Fearing that joy will be
always just beyond me
Tears fall freely
Rain pours down.
Till the storm passes
...relief floods my pain
And the sunshine that had left me
lifts me up again.

Sometime I Cry Inside by Soyini Denise Liburd

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