MY HEART LOST ITS SONG by Apio Winnie

my heart lost its song
but therein found its verse.
the silence oozed words so beautiful
music was an understatement

my heart lost its song
but
the absence of the beat
brought back the meaning of life
quiet
serene
un-orchestrated rhythm
of words that my veins sprung to life with
a new thudding of hushed undertones…..
of a freedom from an inherent cage
which brought imprisonment
under a false plea to protect

my heart lost its song
a song society had constantly hammered into my mind
a song they taught to me believe
whether i understood it or not….
a song they gave me
not one i took of my own free will

today
my heart lost its song
and found therein
deliverance

Author: Open Mic

Open Mic Uganda is a company that presents people with a platform that promotes poetry, spoken word and related art forms. It encourages the enhancement of poetry as a recognized art form that can be used as a tool for education, communication and entertainment.