Poetry by Farah Lawal Harris

It Was Just Sleeping

tonight i wept.
suppressed sighs escaped my mouth
and memories i thought were buried
burst out.
they streamed down my face
and shook me awake to the fact that
the misery is not gone.

it was just sleeping.

it awoke
when it heard the alarm of the familiar.
how strange it is
that memories become entangled with the brain,
creating knots in the heart
and quicksand for fresh starts
and new beginnings.

i want the ending.


One response

  1. this is indeed a pearl, from pain. very well said.

    October 20, 2008 at 3:21 pm

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