The river cries too
Other times loudly,
Tonight the wind is strong,
The feel is too cold to the skin,
The wind may bring rain,
I do not know ,the foundation of the land i stand atop,
I do not know, the distance of the ocean,
I do not know, how hot the sun can get,
That time, that place, with those people,
I smiled, though i was never happy.
I laughed, because everyone did.
You smiled every time you saw me at the door,
You smiled even more when i sat by your side,
Never once did you tell me my talking so much made your head ache,
The pain is almost physical.
You feel it,
It’s like a whole dug straight in your heart,
It’s not that i did not want to look at you,
I did look, but only when you turned your back,
Or your reflection through a mirror.
On days like today, i smile.
Not because the weather is good,
Not because it’s raining,
It’s Christmas season,
So We should all be happy,
It’s a season of giving,
He is a boy, i was told.
So let him go to school.
For he will support the family.