I am fine, my daily reply
Buried were thousand words of pain
Devastated I am, hanged on “I am fine”
Shall I spit the pain to her
But her sister’s secret, she never keep
How could I say more than I am fine?
Day by day, the real smile faded away
Heavily are the pains, falling in my room
Like a downpour, I couldn’t resist
Peace I seek, like wind it passes me
East and west, Confidant I search
Gistlover they are, for my pain will be shame
Alas! Within me lives the ocean of tears
Blowing the wave of my heart to rock
For I’m lost in my world
What else can I say?
Every minute I rack the brain
My listening ear, I never found
Hot enough are the pains, to hurt a tongue
How well to pour it, on an innocent palm
All day, I say to myself
Am I fine?
©️ Alabi Fatimoh .O. (Pharteemarh’s pen✍️)