I cried when I heard the news that you’re getting married
I thought it must be a lie
Because all my life,
You’ve been the one my life wanted to live with

I really cried
Because you’d be getting into somebody’s life, heart and soul
As I wallow in empty irreversible hopes
Though waiting for you to come back one day

I shed a tear,
Which I had reserved
For our wedding
And life-after

But now I find myself crying
Because I failed and lost track
Although you didn’t say so
And this is my cross, I’ve to carry

I’m still crying
Because the dreams we shared
Are taken by someone
And I’m still functioning

I now have to stop wailing, wallowing and shouting
And wish you all the best
Faithfully as we were
For you still …are part of me
Eternally.

© mburu kamau