If you were here with me
maybe you will see the tears that cloud my eyes
making everything in my world blurry
maybe then u will know that mine is a troubled heart
& not b deceived by my resounding laughter
for though i have learnt to laugh in the face of adversity
i still pray 4 your eyes to see this tears that cloud mine

if you were here with me
maybe you will hear my pain
a pain that many have listened to but none has heard
maybe then you will know that mine is a troubled heart
& not be deceived by my resounding laughter
for though i have learnt to laugh in the face of adversity
i still yearn for your ear to listen to my pain

if you were here with me
maybe you will feel the tremor in my body
a tremor that no warm weather has managed to rid me of
maybe then you will know that mine is a troubled heart
& not be deceived by my resounding laughter
for though i have learnt to laugh in the face of adversity
i still desire your embrace to chase away this cold that makes me tremble

if only you were here
to make me feel your love
then maybe things will seem okay
though my world may b falling apart to hold me tight & not let me go
so that just for a moment
my troubles will seem to melt away
but you are not here with me
I’m all alone in a dark cold world

© valarie achieng (Her Work)